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HCA to share COVID-19 hospital care data with researchers

January 27, 2021 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — HCA Healthcare says it has reached an agreement to share data about COVID-19 care at the company’s hospitals with prominent research institutions.

The Nashville-based company announced Tuesday that some of the entities participating include the federal Agency for Health Research and Quality, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Meharry Medical College and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.

HCA says it created a COVID-19 patient registry at the outset of the pandemic that has collected data from treated suspected and positive COVID-19 cases, including more than 110,000 patients admitted for inpatient care in 2020.

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The for-profit hospital chain has facilities in 21 states and the United Kingdom.