US hospitals in 14 states between March 1 and May 31, 2020
Hospitalized patients with a positive PCR test for COVID-19 during hospitalization or in the 14 days prior to admission
HCP definition: Persons working in health care settings, home health care services, or health care occupations within other settings (e.g., school nurses) who have potential for exposure to patients or infectious materials
HCP were stratified by
Expected to have direct patient contact
Not expected to have direct patient contact
6,760 hospitalized adults had known HCP status
5.9% of the overall cohort were classified as HCP
Median age: 49 years (IQR 38 to 57 years)
Had at least 1 underlying medical condition: 89.8%
HCP hospitalizations based on patient contact
Direct patient contact: 67.4%
Nursing-related occupations had the largest proportion of hospitalized HCP: 36.3%
Median length of hospitalization: 4 days (IQR 3 to 9 days)
Received investigational treatments: 48.2%
Indicators of severe disease in HCP
Admitted to ICU: 27.5%
Median length of stay: 6 days (IQR 3 to 20 days)
Required invasive mechanical ventilation: 15.8%
During the study period, HCP made up approximately 6% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients
A large number of hospitalized HCP had indications of severe disease, including 27.5% being admitted to the ICU
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