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Researchers at the Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS predict with an accuracy of 96% the evolution of kidney transplant patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19

Researchers from the Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS coordinated a study that made it possible to determine with an accuracy of 96% whether a kidney transplant patient admitted to hospital with COVID-19 would need an ICU bed and/or more intensive treatment. This was achieved thanks to an algorithm with variables corresponding to these patients, which were collected in accident and emergency departments.  This aspect was critical during the first wave of the pandemic, which is when the prediction method was developed. 

The study allows for the extrapolation of the potential evolution of patients in order to improve the efficiency of patient management processes and the allocation of resources in hospitals.