The study found that the Greek health care system is capable of withstanding the workload of up to 400 people in intensive care units. With an increase to 800 patients in the ICU, mortality doubles.
A study conducted by Epidemiological Committee members Sotiris Tsiodras and Theodoros Litras examined the in-hospital mortality of intubated COVID-19 patients in Greece based on total patient workload, intensive care unit (ICU) availability and hospital region.
In addition to the medical aspect, the study also has a political resonance, as it shows that the Greek public health system (NSS) is unable to cope with the burden of more than 400 intubated patients. It also exposes a lie on the part of the Prime Minister, who said in early December that it makes no difference to intubated patients whether they are in intensive care units or outside of them.
The study was conducted from September 1, 2020 to May 6, 2021, on data on 3988 deaths from Covid-19. “The mortality rate for intubated patients outside the ICU is 87%.”
* Hospitalizations outside the intensive care unit or outside the Attica metropolitan area were also independently associated with significant increases in mortality. ”
Basic moments research were posted late Monday night by Theodore Litras on Twitter.
Τα ευρήματα συνοψίζονται σε αυτό το διάγραμμα:
1⃣ Όσο περισσότεροι διασωληνωμένοι στο ΕΣΥ, τόσο αυξάνει * κλιμακωτά * η πιθανότητα θαινάτου ανά μέρα% γναιεηε.
2⃣ Διασωλήνωση σε νοσοκομείο * εκτός Αττικής * σχετιζόταν με + 35-40% ⬆️θνητότητα. pic.twitter.com/EasPgKrrpB
– Theodore Lytras (@TheodoreLytras) December 14, 2021
“The results are summarized in this diagram. The more patients intubated in the NSS, the higher the probability of death per day of hospitalization gradually: + 25% for> 400 patients, up to + 57% for> 800 patients. Mortality in a hospital outside Attica + 35-40%. “
* “The data show that the NSS cannot handle the stress: with> 400 intubated patients, we lose those who would have survived if they had been treated in a different setting. In addition, there are clear and unacceptable inequalities in health between Attica and the rest of Greece. ”
* ”Of the 3988 interstitial deaths analyzed, 1535 (95% CI: 1053-1947) are associated with these three factors. In other words, it is estimated that very many would be saved if everyone were admitted to the NSS (> 200 intubated) in Attica hospitals and intensive care units. “
The result is as follows:
The more patients intubated, the higher the likelihood of death. Intensive care beds are understaffed and staff is exhausted. In the provinces, a big problem is the lack of personnel and experience at the same time. Those who do not make it to the ICU are much less likely to recover, even if they are later admitted to the ICU.
It should also be understood that there were 350 intubated coronavirus patients in hospitals in October 2021 and 700 on December 14. Whether those 350 or 700 are receiving treatment using the same personnel and equipment.
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• Ζητείται ειδικός στη φορολογία με τετραετή προϋπηρεσία σε ΜΜΕ!
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– EFSYN (@EFSYNTAKTON) December 2, 2021
Since that time, ma’am has appeared on the network: now he is also a doctor …
In early December, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke in parliament about the quality of treatment for intubated patients outside the ICU, arguing that there was no evidence of a higher mortality rate than among those inside. He further argued that there was no research to prove the opposite. “Is there any research on this? I didn’t know … or you will bring me one, ”said the prime minister.
And here is Litras, who explained on Twitter that the results of the study were “immediately and repeatedly communicated to all decision makers at the highest level.”
Το αν αυτό είναι αποδεκτό, ας το κρίνει ο κάθε πολίτης κ ας βγάλει τα όποια συμπεράσματα.
Μερικές σημαντικές επισημάνσεις:
– Theodore Lytras (@TheodoreLytras) December 14, 2021
So far, there has been no reaction from the office of the prime minister, government spokesman or any talkative minister to the findings of the study, which Litras noted was “the idea of Sotiris Tsiodras.”
None of the mainstream media has made a splash over “government responsibility” for the number of deaths from Covid: only 19,475 deaths since the pandemic, 1,318 since the beginning of December and 130 just for tuesday…
So far, only opposition parties have reacted.
The Secretary General of the Federation of Associations of Hospital Physicians of Greece (OENGE) commented on the Tsiodras / Litras study, stressing that “out of 3988 deaths of intubated coronavirus patients”, 1535 (38.5%) could potentially be avoided in Greece based on 1/9/20 data – 6/5/21 “.
Συνοψίζω: πέρασε peer review κι ανέβηκε στο pubmed μελέτη με υπογραφές Θ. Λύτρα – Σ. Τσιόδρα που τεκμηριώνει με στοιχεία 1/9/20 – 6/5/21 πως εν Ελλάδι το 38.5% των θανάτων βαρέως πασχόντων από # COVID19 θα είχε αποφευχθεί αν το ΕΣΥ είχε “θωρακιστεί” στ ‘αλήθεια κι όχι στα χαρτιά.
– PG Papanikolaou (@PGPapanikolaou) December 14, 2021
Meanwhile, the president of the POEDIN hospital workers union, Michalis Giannakos, filed a lawsuit with the prosecutor’s office of the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, demanding an investigation into VIP-intensive care units. “There are 40-50 ICU beds reserved for VIP patients with Covid,” as Giannacos characteristically told reporters.