The COVERED COVID study: Comprehensive Outcomes that VERify the impact on EDs from COVID-19

Grant ID: EMSF-008COV-2020-CRILLY

Project Summary

Reports worldwide indicate there has been a change in the cohort of patients seen within hospital emergency departments (EDs) during COVID-19, with fewer presentations for non-COVID symptoms, such as chest pain.

This study will evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on Queensland EDs by reviewing the number and nature of patient presentations, and generate a comprehensive statewide evidence-base to understand and manage patients who require emergency care during a global pandemic. It is expected that results will inform future management strategies and guiding documents generated in the event of a ‘second wave’, or other large scale disaster.


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Principal Investigator:
Prof Julia Crilly OAM

Co Investigators:
Prof Gerben Keijzers
Dr John Gerrard
Dr Dinesh Palipana, OAM
Dr Jamie Ranse
A/Prof Jaimi Greenslade
Dr Ben Walters
Dr Anthony Padowitz
A/Prof David Green OAM

Associate Investigators:
Amy Sweeny
Dr Ya-Ling Huang
A/Prof Pathmanathan Sivakumaran
Kate Gilmour
Prof Andrea Marshall
Prof Chris Stapelberg
Dr Audra Gedmintas
Dr Ping Zhang


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