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Implications for COVID-19 triage from the ICNARC report of 2204 COVID-19 cases managed in UK adult intensive care units

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  • Contributors Conception and design: both authors. Analysis and interpretation: both authors. Drafting the manuscript for important intellectual content: both authors. In detail: both authors performed literature searches and designed the work based on clinical experience, particularly from MPV. CS performed the data analysis and wrote the first draft. Both authors contributed to data interpretation and manuscript revisions before joint approval.

  • Funding The study received no specific funding support. CLS acknowledges support from the National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre Scheme (Imperial BRC).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient and public involvement Focusing of data interpretation towards the triaging of patients was an outcome of inputs from British patients contacting CLS, focusing on the question 'Am I at High Risk?'.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval No ethics approvals were required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.