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UC Irvine docs learning to detect vulnerable coronavirus patients early, hospitalizations keep increasing

Voice of OC, Dec. 24, 2020

December 24, 2020

UC Irvine docs learning to detect vulnerable coronavirus patients early, hospitalizations keep increasing

UC Irvine researchers are rolling out a program that could help doctors and nurses predict if a person’s symptoms will worsen within three days. “The idea is to help identify patients who are more high risk and who likely need more critical care, it allows people to plan and act right away,” said Dr. Daniel Chow, a UC Irvine radiologist who helped develop the program. … Dr. Alpesh Amin, chair of UCI’s Department of Medicine, said the program will also help doctors place patients in certain areas of the hospital faster.