Research indicates for every 30 Covid deaths, one extra person dies

01 November 2022

New research by Professor Christopher Rauh has discovered that there was at least one additional preventable death among hospital patients for every 30 deaths that can be linked to the recent pandemic.

Increased pressure on doctors, nurses and hospitals may have created an unfortunate spill-over effect, as a result of much attention being given to Covid patents, and increasing preventable excess deaths among patients seeking medical help for reasons unrelated to the pandemic.

Assistant Professor Christopher Rauh, from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, and Thiemo Fetzer University of Warwick, in the paper ‘Quantifying excess mortality among non COVID-19 patients in healthcare settings’ examined data from the NHS in England, and highlighted how the recent health emergency drastically increased demand and supply pressures faced by healthcare systems.

Read the full article on the Faculty of Economics site

Read the related Janeway Institute Working Paper here

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