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An algorithm could save your life

Peter Griffin
Thu, 29 Jul 2021

An algorithm could save your life
Imperial College scientists gathered data on 600 covid patients treatment. (Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 29 Jul 2021
Amidst the mayhem that struck intensive care units last year as covid-19 ripped through hospitals in the UK, an intriguing experiment was playing out.Scientists from Imperial College worked with 18 intensive care units (ICUs) across the National Health Service to gather data on 600 covid patients being treated for the virus.They gathered patients' vital signs, including heart rate and blood pressure, twice a day every day of their stay in ICU until they died or recovered enough to be discharged. As a stark reminder of covid’s lethal t...

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