Using admission suPAR levels for COVID-19 patients, physicians can identify low-risk patients for early discharge to reduce the pressure on COVID-19 hospitals, i.e., at emergency departments and in intensive care units 4,5. Furthermore, using suPAR in triaging, physicians can identify high-risk patients early.
COVID-19 hospitals using suPAR for risk stratification might experience:
- Improved patient care with fewer unnecessary admissions, fewer re-admissions, early treatment intervention, and shorter length-of-stay
- Empowered clinical staff with more information to make confident decisions reducing stress and uncertainty
- Reduced healthcare costs