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ISARIC 4C study – Ethnicity and outcomes from hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Reports of ethnic inequalities in COVID-19 outcomes are conflicting and the reasons for any differences in outcomes are unclear.

This study used data from 260 hospitals across England, Scotland and Wales and enrolled 34,986 patients, to look at ethnic inequalities in critical care admission, what co-morbidities are present, the need for ventilation and mortality.

It is part of ISARIC 4C (Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium).

Please note this is a preprint, so it is a preliminary piece of research that has not yet been through peer review and has not been published in a scientific journal – so this is early data.

Journalists dialled in to this briefing to hear the authors describe their findings and answer any questions.


Speakers included:

Professor Ewen Harrison, Professor of Surgery and Data Science and Honorary Consultant Surgeon, University of Edinburgh

Prof Calum Semple, Professor in Child Health and Outbreak Medicine, University of Liverpool, and chief investigator

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