It costs an average of $50K to care for a COVID-19 patient in intensive care in Canada
According to data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), a COVID-19 patient in intensive care has an average cost of $50K in Canada, depending on the duration of the stay. This is roughly $42K more than the cost of a patient with pneumonia, and $43K more than a patient with heart problems.
Premier François Legault shared a post by FM93’s Jerome Landry last night with a graphic including the healthcare costs. This follows the announcement earlier in the day that unvaccinated adults in Quebec without a valid medical exemption will be fined.
In Quebec, someone who is unvaccinated is currently 13.8 times more likely to require intensive care than those who are double-vaccinated.
Un patient COVID coûte en moyenne 50K$ aux soins intensifs. 43K$ de plus qu’un patient aux prises avec des problèmes cardiaques. Ce sera tout pour ce soir. pic.twitter.com/iItx1ixNkA— Jerome Landry (@JeromeLandry) January 12, 2022
It costs an average of $50K to care for a COVID-19 patient in intensive care in Canada.
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