Keeping Up With Emerging Evidence in (Almost) Real Time

Ann Intern Med. 2020 Jul 21;173(2):153-154. doi: 10.7326/M20-2627. Epub 2020 May 5.


In Annals' first rapid, living systematic review, Chou and colleagues examined the burden of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), SARS-CoV-1, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus on health care workers and risk factors for infection. The editorialists discuss the role of these review types and describe the features they will look for when Annals is considering rapid and living reviews for publication.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus*
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Periodicals as Topic*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Systematic Reviews as Topic*

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2