Readmissions no higher for COVID patients

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal indicates that patients discharged from an acute care hospital following treatment for COVID-19 are no more likely to require readmission than the overall patient population.

The study , which followed COVID-positive patients admitted to the hospital in Alberta and Ontario provinces and subsequently discharged, found that 11 percent were either readmitted to an acute care hospital, or died, within 30 days of being released from their original hospitalization. The study’s authors wrote that this is roughly comparable to the readmission rate for other conditions and diseases.

The study can be accessed at