Medical costs of discharged German COVID patients 50% above pre-admission levels: study
By Editor - Sun Nov 15, 4:00 pm
Medical costs of German COVID-19 patients who have left hospitals are on average 50% higher than before they were admitted, data from a major insurer showed, a sign that even those who have recovered struggle to regain full health. The study from Germany’s second-largest health insurer DKV , seen by Reuters on Sunday, looked at the data of 5735 COVID-19 patients, of whom 605 were hospitalised and 49 died. “Our evaluation shows: patients who are no longer infectious are far from being healthy,” DKV Chief Executive Clemens Muth told Reuters.
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