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The National Clinical Evidence Taskforce is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of 35 member organisations – Australia’s medical colleges and peak health organisations – who share a commitment to provide national evidence-based treatment guidelines for urgent and emerging diseases.

This pioneering alliance established the world’s first ‘living guidelines’ for the care of people with COVID-19 and the scope has now expanded to include MPX.

The Taskforce undertakes continuous evidence surveillance to identify and rapidly synthesise emerging research to develop and update recommendations to ensure Australian clinicians are up-to-date with the latest advice.

Living factsheets

Evidence summaries for relevant diseases in Australia

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Your views help us to identify and prioritise questions to include in the living guideline.

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Suggest a new topic or clinical question. Please note that our living guideline aims to

“Provide specific, patient-focused recommendations for the clinical care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, where care for this patient group differs from usual care provided to patients with similar clinical conditions (pneumonia, severe acute respiratory distress, etc.)”.

*The following topics for COVID-19 are currently included:

• Definition of disease severity
• Monitoring and markers of clinical deterioration
• Drug treatments (e.g. antimalarials)
• Chemoprophylaxis
• Respiratory support in adults
• Respiratory support in neonates, children and adolescents
• Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis
• Therapies for existing indications in patients with COVID-19
• Care of people after COVID-19
• Timing of surgery following COVID-19 infection
• Pregnancy and perinatal care
• Child and adolescent care

*The following topics for MPX are currently included:

• Disease severity and risk of severe disease
• Drug treatments
• Supportive care
• Pregnancy and perinatal care
• Paediatric and adolescent care


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