September 29, 2021

JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(9):e2127403.
doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.27403

Xue Zhang, BS1; Fang Wang, BS1; Ye Shen, MS1; et al

Key Points

Question What are the long-term health outcomes associated with COVID-19 infection 1 year after hospital discharge?

Findings In this cohort study of 2433 patients who had been hospitalized with COVID-19, the most common symptoms at 1 year after discharge were fatigue, sweating, chest tightness, anxiety, and myalgia. Patients with severe disease had more postinfection symptoms and higher chronic obstructive pulmonary disease assessment test scores.

Meaning This study reported prolonged symptoms of COVID-19 and found that severe disease during hospitalization was a risk factor for more symptoms and higher chronic obstructive pulmonary disease assessment test scores.

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