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The NSW Health Critical Intelligence Unit provides rapid, evidence-based advice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its operations focus on systems intelligence, clinical intelligence and evidence integration.
A rapid review outlining the available evidence on a discrete topic or question relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence includes grey and peer review literature.
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Indirect impacts of COVID-19
The Critical Intelligence Unit is assessing the indirect impact of COVID-19 – focusing particularly on the consequences of missed or delayed healthcare. While some indirect impacts are well defined already – such as people presenting with a more advanced stage of cancer either because of missed screening or a reluctance to present to primary care during COVID-19 – we think there are many others.
We are conducting a series of activities to gather experiences and perspectives from healthcare staff, consumers and communities in NSW to help identify potential indicators to monitor the indirect impacts of COVID-19. This includes: