Dexamethasone in the Treatment of Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19: A Critical Appraisal of the RECOVERY Study

The RECOVERY trial is a large, ongoing, multi-centre, open-label, randomized controlled trial investigating several treatments for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. In July 2020, the preliminary results were published comparing dexamethasone plus usual standard of care with usual standard of care alone. Dexamethasone reduced the 28-day mortality rate in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The purpose of […]

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities — Roundup

Elderly residents of long-term care homes in Canada have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 80% of COVID-19‒related deaths in Canada being linked to residents of long-term care facilities. This document provides an overview of the available guidance on infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Remote Monitoring Medical Devices for COVID-19: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness

CADTH conducted a Rapid Response report to search for evidence on the clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of remote monitoring medical devices for COVID-19. No relevant literature was identified for either the clinical utility or the cost-effectiveness of remote monitoring medical devices for COVID-19. Therefore, no conclusions can be drawn based on this review. Link to […]

Virtual Waiting Rooms

The “CADTH Work in Progress” page on the CADTH COVID-19 website is updated regularly. Please be advised that there may be overlap between when a new report is posted online and when the section is updated.

Serological Tests for COVID-19

If accurate, antibody-based serology tests may provide information on who has COVID-19 or who has been infected. Health Canada is actively assessing these tests within the expedited access process. However, to date, the performance and role of these tests in clinical settings has not been completely demonstrated. Currently, evidence to confirm that individuals have immunity […]