Calgary Sun

COUNTING THE COST OF TREATING COVID

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The average cost of treating a COVID-19 patient is more than three times the cost of treating a heart attack patient (much more if the stay is in ICU). COVID-19 patients stay in hospital longer and draw on more staffing resources and medication.

 ?? DARREN FRANCEY/POSTMEDIA ?? SOURCE: CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INFORMATIO­N, AHS
DARREN FRANCEY/POSTMEDIA SOURCE: CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INFORMATIO­N, AHS

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