COVID-19: All the evidence in one place


A group of medical students from McMaster University have developed a unique resource providing convenient access to published papers on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), making it easy to sort through the available evidence.

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COVID-19 Literature Review, available at, presents all papers discussing COVID-19 that meet predefined criteria in a highly accessible manner. The papers are conveniently categorized by specialty, journal, and type of study, making it possible to retrieve data from specific domains in just a few clicks.

As an example, clinicians can easily display all COVID-19 papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine that are relevant to emergency medicine. In the same way, it is just as quick to produce a list of meta-analyses in cardiology from all journals.

New articles continue to be added on an ongoing basis. To be considered, the papers must be indexed in PubMed, contain original data, and should meet a minimum quality standard, which was defined as being more than simply a commentary, review, or very small case series (with a few important exceptions).

COVID-19 Literature Review will be particularly useful for those trying to sort through the numerous recently published articles in search of papers containing original patient data.

See also
  • COVID-19 McMaster Survival Guide The COVID-19 McMaster Survival Guide is a concise, comprehensive, and practical manual addressing a broad range of topics related to COVID-19. Updated on an ongoing basis.
  • COVID-19: CPGs for critically ill patients. Part 7: Other therapeutics Dr Waleed Alhazzani, lead author of the newest SSC guidelines, talks us through the evidence behind different treatment options (IVIG, antivirals, antimalarials).
  • COVID-19 resource hub Resources helpful in addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic.
  • Chapter on COVID-19 now available A new chapter discussing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been added to the online edition and mobile apps of the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine.
  • COVID-19: Expert Q&A Dr Dominik Mertz, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at McMaster University and medical director of infection prevention and control at Hamilton Health Sciences, describes the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and answers some of the commonly repeated questions about testing, immunity, and masks.
  • COVID-19: March 20 update. CPGs for critically ill patients. Part 1 Dr Waleed Alhazzani, associate professor in the Division of Critical Care at McMaster University, chair of Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines, and lead author of the newest SSC guidelines focusing on COVID-19 in the critically ill, talks about developing the first living guidelines to address the novel coronavirus epidemic.

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