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Private hospitals in SP record an increase in hospitalizations for dengue and respiratory problems

In the last 15 days, most private hospitals in São Paulo recorded an increase in hospitalizations for dengue and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). According to a survey carried out by the Union of Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories of the State of São Paulo (SindHosp), 96% of the 89 private hospitals interviewed in the region reported this increase.

The survey, conducted between May 3rd and 13th, covered establishments located both in the capital and Greater São Paulo (67%) and in the interior of the state (33%).

What does it say respect for dengue, 42% of hospitals recorded an increase in clinical admissions, while 70% indicated an increase in ICU admissions. 90% of hospitals indicated up to a 5% increase in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome for pediatric and adult ICUs.

For SARS in children, 60% of hospitals reported an increase in hospital admissions. As for SARS in adults, 50% of hospitals recorded an increase in clinical admissions.

The president of SindHosp, Francisco Balestrin, highlighted that the increase in serious respiratory diseases is common at this time of year. However, he highlighted that preventive measures, such as flu vaccination and avoiding crowded and closed environments, can help reduce SARS cases.

The increase in demand was also observed in emergency services, with a 69% increase in the last 15 days for dengue and SARS cases. Due to demand, 73% of hospitals reported a waiting time of 2 to 4 hours for care.

According to the research, the majority of dengue (84%) and SARS (69%) cases were concentrated in the age group of 30 to 50 years, as reported by 84% and 69% of hospitals, respectively.

The average length of stay in clinical and ICU beds was up to 4 days for dengue and 5 to 10 days for pediatric and adult SARS. In addition, hospitals also highlighted other prevalent diseases, such as other respiratory diseases (74%), chronic diseases (58%) and viruses (25%).

Source: CNN Brasil

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