Private hospitals in São Paulo recorded an 80% increase in hospitalizations due to dengue fever, according to a survey by SindHosp (Union of Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories of the State of São Paulo) released this Friday (9).
91 private hospitals in the state of São Paulo were interviewed from January 29th to February 7th. The most common age group among dengue patients who were treated is 30 to 50 years old.
In emergency care, where urgent and emergency cases are treated, 89% of health services recorded an increase in cases of patients suspected of having the disease in the last 15 days. In them, the increase in positive tests varied between 6% and 70%.
In relation to hospitalizations, most of the discharge is concentrated in clinical beds, according to 51% of the hospitals interviewed. For 89% of private hospitals, there was no increase in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) admissions due to dengue. In 11% of them, the growth in admissions to intensive care beds was up to 5%. Among patients admitted to the ICU, the average length of stay was four days.
“The outbreak is growing rapidly and the only most effective control is the increase in actions by health authorities to guide the population in controlling the proliferation of the transmitting mosquito and direct actions to combat the mosquito”, said doctor Francisco Balestrin, president of SindHosp.
The research also followed the trajectory of Covid in hospitals in São Paulo. Six out of ten of the services confirmed an increase in Covid of up to 5% in their emergency rooms. The increase in clinical hospitalizations due to the disease was at the same level, 5%. For 84% of hospitals, the average length of stay in beds was five to ten days.