Hundreds of randomised clinical trials are currently performed worldwide, testing the effects of various treatments for COVID-19. It is, however, very unlikely that one clinical trial is enough to determine whether the treatment is effective or not. Thus, the results need to be compared in a meta-analysis.
“We need to monitor, collect and compare the results at the highest level to determine what we know, and how well we know it,” explains Dr. Med. Janus Christian Jakobsen, Copenhagen Trial Unit, Copenhagen University Hospital.
The research project will create a ’living meta-analysis’ which continuously monitors available research publications as they become available. The goal is to create an international basis for evidence-based guidelines to COVID-19 treatment.
A systematic and on-going review
The research team keeps record of their publications via a dedicated website: COVID LIVING Treatments – A living systematic review of treatments for COVID-19.