*Swee Hock School of Public Health has been collating the emerging evidence base and producing a series of COVID-19 Science Reports on the following topics: Clinical characteristics; Diagnostics; Therapeutics; Vaccines; Containment measures; Social distancing and lockdowns. The evidence in each theme report is updated weekly. Updated weekly.
COVID-19 Resources: Latest literature, evidence and clinical guidance
The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. COVID-19 evidence synthesis
WHO Database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (updated daily)You can search the WHO database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Articles are searchable by author, key word (title, author, journal), journal, or by general topic. To see the most recently added citations, select “Newest updates”. The database is updated daily, Monday through Friday.
Search the database
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 5644 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Selected literature (updated weekly)
Covid-19 on UpToDate
BMJ Best Practice COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
Covid-19 on Dynamedhttps://www.dynamed.com/condition/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Information for health professionals: Clinical guidance
TRIP database updates on COVID-19
Proquest COVID19 Research Database
NICE Guidelines and Evidence Summaries
Australian National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
SSHSPH COVID-19 Science Report
Cochrane COVID-19 Rapid Reviews
Many rapid review questions have been submitted to Cochrane by various stakeholders which have undergone very early prioritisation to allow work to begin immediately on the most urgent reviews. The page will be updated as new questions are submitted and as question refinement and prioritisation progress over the coming days and weeks.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Clinical guidelines and resources
COVID-19 information for community based midwives [NZ]
Other resources on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Advisory Board resources for coronavirus readiness
ECRI Covid-19 Resource Centre
COVID-19 Live Literature searches on PubMed (via Australasian Library and Information Association)
PLEASE NOTE: FOR THE LATEST NZ AND CM HEALTH GUIDANCE SEE:
COVID-19: Āwhina app
Use Āwhina to stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information and receive notifications when content is added or updated.
Āwhina lets you quickly filter content so you can find what is most relevant to you. You can also save content in the app to give you quick access to it again later.
The information in Āwhina is from the Ministry of Health and other trusted sources.
COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews
Equity-informed responses to COVID-19
Environmental health resources for the COVID-19 pandemic
Links to QI Leaders
- The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has cultivated a list of helpful resources in the context of COVID-19
- Health & Social Care Quality Improvement Northern Ireland (HSCQI) have been active in helping reconfigure services, designing new services, and supporting teams to work differently to address the challenges of COVID-19. A range of tools used by teams in Trusts and Primary Care to capture learning from COVID-19 are available here.
- The Health Foundation has a mission to improve health and health care, and are supporting individuals and organisations across the health and social care system to deal with current challenges. Ireland is one of five country partners with the Health Foundation, supporting the Q Community. They build the evidence needed to understand longer-term implications on peoples health, and have developed a series of blogs, long reads, chart series, press releases, consultation responses, and programmes and funding.
- The East London NHS Foundation Trust Quality Improvement have developed a number of COVID-19 Resources, including Improvement tools and COVID-19 stories, among other resources.
- Healthcare Improvement Scotland iHub is flexing its resources to directly support the health and social care system to develop and implement changes to services in response to COVID-19. iHub are gathering and sharing examples of emerging practice during COVID-19 through two new, national learning systems.
- The International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together COVID-19 content (including webinars, recordings, articles & links to further resource centres) from across the globe as it is made available.
- The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) developed a series of 8 free videos with QI tools for maintaining quality and safety during a pandemic. Presented by QI experts who work closely with RCPI, these videos offer practical tools to maintain quality and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. They and are designed to help anyone working in healthcare, and particularly those working at service level.
- HSE Library Services has published a national easily-accessible repository of clinical guidance to equip the clinical community in Ireland with the requisite information whilst working within the current COVID-19 environment at: COVID-19 HSE Clinical Guidance and Evidence
- As part of the COVID-19 stories blog on the Q Community website:
- Dr. Philip Crowley, National Director of the National QI Team and Acting National Co-Lead, Public Health Response to COVID-19, kicked off the Q Community COVID stories series with his view from Ireland
- Dr. John Fitzsimons, Clinical Director for Quality Improvement, National QI Team, also shared his experience as a paediatrician during the pandemic & the adaptations he made to provide QI education virtually
- Learning from COVID-19: A tool for capturing insights now to shape the future; - Collaborate for social change
Articles on QI and COVID -19
- COVID-19: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Skills to deploy during the surge [International Journal of Quality Care]
Authors: Anthony Staines, René Amalberti, Donald M Berwick, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Peter Lachman, Charles A Vincent
- Quality and Safety in the time of Coronavirus – Design Better, Learn Faster. [International Journal of Quality in Healthcare].
Author: John Fitzsimons