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COVID-19 Resources Developed by AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers

COLLECTION May 14, 2020
COVID-19 Resources Developed by AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers

The healthcare field is struggling with urgent questions about how to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Health systems, clinicians, policymakers, and the general public want evidence to inform critical decisions. In this period of clinical uncertainty, the AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program has rapidly summarized the current available evidence in response to urgent questions about promising options to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

AHRQ has collated EPC reports to further disseminate trustworthy and rigorous research to inform healthcare decision making. This online resource will be updated regularly.

Commentaries and Brief Updates Related to AHRQ Evidence Reports

The EPC Program has identified existing evidence reports that can help the healthcare field care for patients during this global pandemic. Because these reviews were developed before the COVID-19 pandemic, the EPC Program has commissioned white paper commentaries to contextualize the findings to the current situation and inform decision making. In some cases, the program has commissioned a rapid evidence product as an update or a related review.

Original Living Rapid Reviews

In the face of a rapidly changing field and an ongoing pandemic in which people need to make healthcare decisions quickly, the EPC Program has commissioned rapid reviews to inform critical questions by partner organizations. The EPC Program will update these reviews regularly as "living reviews," including new studies and context, to keep the medical community and public informed. These living reviews can help healthcare decision makers know what evidence is available or pending and what areas are most promising for future research.

Systematic Reviews

In response to nominations from the public, the EPC program has commissioned systematic reviews to provide a “state of the evidence” on topics related to COVID-19 to inform healthcare decision making by clinicians, policymakers, and health systems.

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Page last reviewed January 2023
Page originally created May 2020

Internet Citation: COVID-19 Resources Developed by AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers. Content last reviewed January 2023. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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