CEC-UW defines a “COVID case” as any patient seen in any of the 21 selected health systems from February 1 to January 31, 2022, who meet at least one of the following criteria:
- ICD-10 diagnostic code for COVID-19 and/or
- COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test positive result
The cohort includes all healthcare system patients, including inpatients, outpatients, emergency care, urgent care, telehealth visits, and COVID-19 testing sites.
For specific analyses, only certain patients were included in those cohorts. For example, if hospitalized patients were examined, only patients who received inpatient care for 24 hours or more were included in that specific cohort.