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Risk Factors for COVID-19 Mortality among Privately Insured Patients

Previous research has suggested that advanced age, male gender and certain comorbidities are risk factors for COVID-19 mortality. To shed further light on these risk factors in privately insured patients, FAIR Health, in collaboration with the West Health Institute and Marty Makary, MD, MPH, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, undertook an analysis using the nation’s largest private healthcare claims database, the FAIR Health National Private Insurance Claims (FH NPIC®) repository. Evaluating all patients in FH NPIC’s longitudinal dataset, we identified 467,773 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 from April 1, 2020, through August 31, 2020. We examined relationships between the outcome of mortality (dependent variable) and the following independent variables: age, gender and preexisting comorbidities. The results of this analysis could help inform protocols for vaccine distribution as well as prevention and treatment protocols.


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  • Marty Makary
  • Fair Health
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Risk Factors for COVID-19 Mortality among Privately Insured Patients
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Publisher:Fair Health
Published:November 11, 2020
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