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ES Journal of Public Health

Enhancing Medical Treatment Support in Geriatrics and Further Reducing the Mortality of Elderly Novel Coronavirus Disease Patients

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  • Li-Hua Li*
  • Department of Gerontology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Dali University, Dali 671000, Yunnan Province, China
  • *Corresponding author: Li-Hua Li, MD, Ph.D, Department of Gerontology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dali University, Jiashibo Road 32, Dali 671000, China
  • Received: June 29, 2020; Accepted: July 07, 2020; Published: July 08, 2020


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has evolved into a serious global emergency and led to a large number of deaths.Elderly COVID-19 patients have a higher mortality rate than those with younger age. The mechanism underlying heightened mortality in elderly COVID-19 patients remains unclear.In this paper, we summarize the characteristics of elderly COVID-19 patients and suggest enhancing medical treatment support in geriatrics and further reducing the mortality of elderly COVID-19 patients.


COVID-19; Mortality; Geriatrics; Comprehensive geriatric assessment