TX Removes 225 COVID Deaths from toll, citing 'automation error'

 

Balrog

Senior Member
The question is how many errors have and continue to be made on a daily basis across the USA about COVID-19??
Numerous. We went through and cleaned up some errors that we had made a few months ago.

Most common problem we found with counting new cases was person gets tested, is positive, get counted as a new diagnosis, then gets tested again later, is still positive, and gets counted as a new diagnosis again.

We can now keep that from happening if all testing is done at our facility, but it gets tricky when some testing is done elsewhere and patient doesn't want to honestly answer the question of whether they have been tested before.

Counting deaths is even trickier. You can't just get computer to run a report looking for deceased patients who were COVID positive. If you do, you end up getting the type errors seen in other places where a guy gets shot and is counted as a COVID death. In some cases, it takes individual review and a judgment call to decide if someone's death was due to COVID.

How would y'all categorize this one, for example:

A patient gets COVID. Patient tests positive for COVID. COVID, among other things, causes increased clotting of the blood. Patient then gets a deep vein thrombus in a leg with embolizes to lungs and results in death. Is he a COVID death? COVID didn't kill him directly. He didn't die from infection. But in a patient with no prior history of hypercoaguability or DVT, suddenly getting a DVT and then embolism is probably related to the COVID.
 
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A patient gets COVID. Patient tests positive for COVID. COVID, among other things, causes increased clotting of the blood. Patient then gets a deep vein thrombus in a leg with embolizes to lungs and results in death. Is he a COVID death? COVID didn't kill him directly. He didn't die from infection. But in a patient with no prior history of hypercoaguability or DVT, suddenly getting a DVT and then embolism is probably related to the COVID.
A PT who tested positive for Covid died from an embolism. The immediate C.O.D. was the embolism.
 

StanB1

Senior Member
Anyone who believes any of these numbers is delusiona.
 

Balrog

Senior Member
A PT who tested positive for Covid died from an embolism. The immediate C.O.D. was the embolism.
But would he have had the embolism if he hadn't had COVID?

I agree it shouldn't be counted as a primary COVID death, but COVID was likely still a major causative factor.

The gray zones are what makes coming up with good numbers difficult.
 

Pete777

Banned troll
Good they corrected their error and admitted it.
There is a lot more common sense political pressure on 'big dogs' in Texas than meets the eye.
The mainstream media is filled with lying coverage on just about everything here.
 
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