One of our collaborative studies on COVID 19 (ACCCOS) has been published in the prestigious journal, The Lancet. The Lancet, which is amongst the world’s oldest and best-known general medical journals, published, ‘The African COVID-19 Critical Care Outcomes Study (ACCCOS)’ on the 22nd of May 2021.
The data for African patients with COVID-19 who are critically ill, being insufficient across the continent; The African COVID-19 Critical Care Outcomes Study (ACCCOS) aimed to determine which resources, comorbidities, and critical care interventions are associated with mortality in the patient population of the novel virus.
The ACCCOS study was a multicenter, prospective, observational cohort study in adults (aged 18 years or older) with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection who were referred to intensive care or high-care units in 64 hospitals in ten African countries (ie Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, and South Africa).
AHRI led the Ethiopian part of the study and was responsible for training of hospital lead physicians and co-investigators and overall coordination of the data collection process. From Ethiopia, 7 hospitals (Eka Kotebe Hospital, St. Paul’s Millennium Medical College Hospital, St. Peter Specialized hospital, Yekatit 12 hospital, Hawassa University Hospital, Jimma University Hospital and Debre Birhan University Hospital) were involved in the study and recruited a total of 797 patients contributing to 25% of the total cohort.
For an in-depth insight on the analytics of the study, find the document below, for your read. Similarly, the reviewed journal from The Lancet is linked here.