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1. Public Health England has changed its definition of deaths: here’s what it means

Public Health England has changed its definition of deaths: here’s what it means Public Health England has changed its definition of deaths: here’s what it means - CEBM CEBM The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine develops, promotes and disseminates better evidence for healthcare. Navigate this website Public Health England has changed its definition of deaths: here’s what it means August 12, 2020 Carl Heneghan, Jason Oke Public Health England has changed its definition of deaths. is now death (...) on deaths. This will allow us to better determine if deaths related to COVID are trending up or down. AUTHORS is a Senior Statistician at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Module Coordinator for (EBHC Med Stats), and (EBHC), as part of the . is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine and Director of Studies for the (Full bio and disclosure statement ) Disclaimer : the article has not been peer-reviewed; it should not replace individual clinical judgement, and the sources cited

2020 Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service

2. Database of public health guidance on COVID-19

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2020 Health Information and Quality Authority

3. Public health guidance on universal face mask use by healthcare workers in the context of COVID-19

Public health guidance on universal face mask use by healthcare workers in the context of COVID-19 Rapid review of public health guidance on universal face mask use by healthcare workers in the context of COVID-19 Health Information and Quality Authority Page 1 of 11 Rapid review of public health guidance on universal face mask use by healthcare workers in the context of COVID-19 13 August 2020 Rapid review of public health guidance on universal face mask use by healthcare workers (...) and, rapid identification of cases and provision of masks for suspected and confirmed cases. ? Hong Kong recommended general mask wearing by HCWs in all areas of a healthcare setting, in the context of COVID-19 (17 January). ? Public Health England recommended that a mask is worn for all direct patient care when assessing an individual that is not currently a suspected or confirmed case, where there is sustained transmission in a setting. This guidance covered England, Northern Ireland, Scotland

2020 Health Information and Quality Authority

4. Rapid review - public health guidance for residential care facilities

Rapid review - public health guidance for residential care facilities Rapid review of public health guidance for residential care facilities Health Information and Quality Authority Page 1 of 52 Rapid review of public health guidance for residential care facilities in the context of COVID-19 6 August 2020 Rapid review of public health guidance for residential care facilities Health Information and Quality Authority Page 2 of 52 Version history Version Date Specific updates V1.0 30 March 2020 (...) of guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. Update of guidance exceeding HPSC guidance. Included information on enhanced measures being taken elsewhere to protect RCFs, in particular virus-free RCFs. V2.0 21 May 2020 Restructured to summarise guidance using a thematic approach and addition of Table 1 summarising protective measures by country or agency. V2.1 28 May 2020 Included updated guidance from the CDC, New Zealand and Australia. Rapid review of public health

2020 Health Information and Quality Authority

5. Health economics: a guide for public health teams

Health economics: a guide for public health teams Health economics: a guide for public health teams - GOV.UK GOV.UK uses cookies which are essential for the site to work. We also use non-essential cookies to help us improve government digital services. Any data collected is anonymised. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Accept cookies You’ve accepted all cookies. You can at any time. Hide Search Guidance Health economics: a guide for public health teams Resources (...) to help local commissioners achieve value for money by estimating the return on investment (ROI) and cost-effectiveness of public health programmes. Published 14 May 2017 Last updated 11 October 2019 — From: Contents Public Health England ( The discusses the difficulty in estimating . The Framework offers a transparent and evidence based approach to making the most of the available resources in a local authority. Another resource that helps you think across multiple public health topic areas at once

2020 Public Health England

6. Rapid review - public health guidance for physical distancing

Rapid review - public health guidance for physical distancing Review of public health guidance for physical distancing Health Information and Quality Authority Page 1 of 49 Rapid review of public health guidance on physical distancing in the context of COVID-19 26 June 2020 Review of public health guidance for physical distancing Health Information and Quality Authority Page 2 of 49 Key points ? Guidance documents relating to physical distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic from ten (...) countries and two international public health bodies were considered in this review. ? There was some variation in the guidance issued (across different settings) in relation to the recommended safe physical distance required to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission: o Public health agencies in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, the United States and Canada currently recommend maintaining a physical distance of 2 metres (or 6 feet) for the general public, where possible. o A physical distance

2020 Health Information and Quality Authority

7. Protocol for identification and review of public health guidance - COVID-19

Protocol for identification and review of public health guidance - COVID-19 Protocol for the identification and review of new and updated public health guidance - COVID-19 Health Information and Quality Authority Page 1 of 7 Protocol for the identification and review of new and updated public health guidance - COVID-19 26 June 2020 Version 5.0 Protocol for the identification and review of new and updated public health guidance - COVID-19 Health Information and Quality Authority Page 2 of 7 (...) Version history Version Date Description of change v1.0 v2.0 14 April 2020 Addition of HSE and Department of Health as stakeholders. Revision of contents to reflect the use of the excel database as the exclusive means of storing data. Addition of criteria for choosing international organisations to be searched. v3.0 19 May 2020 Addition of specific topics for reviews of public health guidance. v4.0 29 May 2020 Amendment and addition of links to ‘2.1 Search relevant international resources’ v5.0 16

2020 Health Information and Quality Authority

8. Rapid review - public health guidance for residential care facilities

Rapid review - public health guidance for residential care facilities Rapid review of public health guidance for residential care facilities Health Information and Quality Authority Page 1 of 49 Rapid review of public health guidance for residential care facilities in the context of COVID-19 17 July 2020 Rapid review of public health guidance for residential care facilities Health Information and Quality Authority Page 2 of 49 Version history Version Date Specific updates V1.0 30 March 2020 (...) of guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. Update of guidance exceeding HPSC guidance. Included information on enhanced measures being taken elsewhere to protect RCFs, in particular virus-free RCFs. V2.0 21 May 2020 Restructured to summarise guidance using a thematic approach and addition of Table 1 summarising protective measures by country or agency. V2.1 28 May 2020 Included updated guidance from the CDC, New Zealand and Australia. Rapid review of public health

2020 Health Information and Quality Authority

9. Database of public health guidance on COVID-19

Database of public health guidance on COVID-19 application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet

2020 Health Information and Quality Authority

10. Feasibility of Ultra-Rapid Exome Sequencing in Critically Ill Infants and Children With Suspected Monogenic Conditions in the Australian Public Health Care System. (Abstract)

Feasibility of Ultra-Rapid Exome Sequencing in Critically Ill Infants and Children With Suspected Monogenic Conditions in the Australian Public Health Care System. Widespread adoption of rapid genomic testing in pediatric critical care requires robust clinical and laboratory pathways that provide equitable and consistent service across health care systems.To prospectively evaluate the performance of a multicenter network for ultra-rapid genomic diagnosis in a public health care (...) were initiated in 12 patients (11%), treatment was redirected toward palliative care in 14 patients (13%), and surveillance for specific complications was initiated in 19 patients (18%).This study suggests feasibility of ultra-rapid genomic testing in critically ill pediatric patients with suspected monogenic conditions in the Australian public health care system. However, further research is needed to understand the clinical value of such testing, and the generalizability of the findings to other

2020 JAMA

11. Thrombectomy for Stroke in the Public Health Care System of Brazil. (Abstract)

Thrombectomy for Stroke in the Public Health Care System of Brazil. Randomized trials involving patients with stroke have established that outcomes are improved with the use of thrombectomy for large-vessel occlusion. These trials were performed in high-resource countries and have had limited effects on medical practice in low- and middle-income countries.We studied the safety and efficacy of thrombectomy in the public health system of Brazil. In 12 public hospitals, patients with a proximal (...) , signifying an absence of or minor neurologic deficit, was 35.1% in the thrombectomy group and 20.0% in the control group (difference, 15.1 percentage points; 95% CI, 2.6 to 27.6). Asymptomatic intracranial hemorrhage occurred in 51.4% of the patients in the thrombectomy group and 24.5% of those in the control group; symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage occurred in 4.5% of the patients in each group.In this randomized trial conducted in the public health care system of Brazil, endovascular treatment within

2020 NEJM

12. Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19

Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19 Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19 WHO Regional websites / / Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19 WHO Team WHO Global Reference numbers WHO Reference Number: WHO/2019-nCoV/Adjusting_PH_measures/Schools/2020.1 Copyright CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO © 2020

2020 WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

13. Considerations in adjusting public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19

Considerations in adjusting public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19 Considerations in adjusting public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19: interim guidance WHO Regional websites / / Considerations in adjusting public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19: interim guidance Overview This document is intended for national authorities and decision makers in countries that have introduced large scale public health and social measures. It offers (...) guidance for adjusting public health and social measures, while managing the risk of a resurgence of cases. - (Uploaded 10 May 2020) - (Uploaded 10 May 2020) - (Uploaded 13 May 2020) - (Uploaded 14 May 2020) WHO Team WHO Global Number of pages 4 Reference numbers WHO Reference Number: WHO/2019-nCoV/Adjusting_PH_measures/2020.1 Copyright CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO © 2020

2020 WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

14. Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-19

Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-19 Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-19 WHO Regional websites / / Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-19 WHO Team WHO Global Reference numbers WHO Reference Number: WHO/2019-nCoV/Adjusting_PH_measures/Workplaces/2020.1 Copyright CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO © 2020

2020 WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

15. Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19

Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19 Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19 Global Navigation Other sites: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control An agency of the European Union Main Navigation Secondary Navigation Search Search Search Search Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19 Conducting in-action and after-action reviews (...) of the public health response to COVID-19 Technical report 4 Jun 2020 Cite: Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19. Stockholm: ECDC; 2020. The unprecedented events of the COVID-19 pandemic have placed enormous strain on the health and economic systems of countries worldwide. In roughly 20 EU/EEA countries, it appears that physical distancing measures have had an impact and that the initial wave of transmission has started to decline. Given that the COVID-19

2020 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - Technical Guidance

16. Database of public health guidance on COVID-19

Database of public health guidance on COVID-19 application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet

2020 Health Information and Quality Authority

17. Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic

Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic | The Ontario HIV Treatment Network The Ontario HIV Treatment Network Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 (...) pandemic Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic , , , , , Questions What are possible benefits of providing a safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic? Key take-home messages Safe supply is an approach that focuses on saving lives by prescribing pharmaceutical grade substances such as opioids and stimulants to individuals

2020 Ontario HIV Treatment Network

18. Fangcang shelter hospitals: a novel concept for responding to public health emergencies. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Fangcang shelter hospitals: a novel concept for responding to public health emergencies. Fangcang shelter hospitals are a novel public health concept. They were implemented for the first time in China in February, 2020, to tackle the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The Fangcang shelter hospitals in China were large-scale, temporary hospitals, rapidly built by converting existing public venues, such as stadiums and exhibition centres, into health-care facilities. They served (...) engagement). Fangcang shelter hospitals could be powerful components of national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as future epidemics and public health emergencies.Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

2020 Lancet

19. Association of Public Health Interventions With the Epidemiology of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan, China. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Association of Public Health Interventions With the Epidemiology of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan, China. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a pandemic, and it is unknown whether a combination of public health interventions can improve control of the outbreak.To evaluate the association of public health interventions with the epidemiological features of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan by 5 periods according to key events and interventions.In this cohort study, individual-level data (...) on 32 583 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases reported between December 8, 2019, and March 8, 2020, were extracted from the municipal Notifiable Disease Report System, including patients' age, sex, residential location, occupation, and severity classification.Nonpharmaceutical public health interventions including cordons sanitaire, traffic restriction, social distancing, home confinement, centralized quarantine, and universal symptom survey.Rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infections (defined

2020 JAMA

20. Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises

Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises | Pain Medicine | Oxford Academic ') We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website.By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Navbar Search Filter Mobile Microsite Search (...) Term search filter search input Article Navigation Close mobile search navigation Article Navigation Article Contents Article Navigation Accepted manuscript Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises Steven P Cohen, MD COL (ret) Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Chief of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Professor of Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine

2020 American Academy of Pain Medicine