A clinician's primer on epidemiology for COVID-19.


The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a concomitant deluge of medical, biological, and epidemiologic research. Clinicians are rightly interested in incorporating the best new evidence-based practices when treating COVID-19 patients and instituting SARS-CoV-2 transmission prevention protocols. However, without sufficient background knowledge, evaluating epidemiologic studies can be challenging, and a failure to identify sources of bias could lead to poor treatment decisions. Here, we provide a brief primer on key concepts and terms related to COVID-19 epidemiology in the hopes that this information will help provide clinicians with a starting point for evaluating the emerging COVID-19 literature.

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