COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit

Rapid, evidence-based insights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Living evidence

High level summaries of key studies and emerging evidence, reviewed regularly and updated as soon as new evidence and information is published.

Evidence checks

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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Risk monitoring dashboard

A weekly dashboard focusing on transmission risk in healthcare settings. The dashboard brings together data on cases, clusters, the public health response, and the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce. An expert panel reviews the dashboard and assigns a risk rating. For details on infection prevention and control recommendations, please refer to the CEC framework.

1 Dec 2021 - Risk Monitoring Dashboard (PDF 526 KB)

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Daily evidence digest

A summary of new evidence and reports from international sources each day.

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8 Dec 2021 - Anticoagulant regimens, care of older people and people requiring palliative care with COVID-19, healthcare access for young Australians. (PDF 183 KB)

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COVID monitor

The COVID-19 Monitor provides a snapshot of topical data and graphs – drawn from international and national sources. The content changes in line with emerging themes and current areas of debate and discussion.

2 Dec 2021 - COVID-19 monitor 2021-12-02 (PDF 951 KB)

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About the CIU

The NSW Health Critical Intelligence Unit provides rapid, evidence-based insights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its operations focus on systems intelligence, clinical intelligence and evidence integration.

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