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Respiratory Outcomes Following COVID-19 Infection In British Columbia: A Prospective Patient Registry

COVID-19 Research Area(s): Healthcare Delivery & Policy

Thousands of people in BC will be infected with COVID-19. Thankfully most recover, but unfortunately, little is known about lingering problems experienced by survivors and what care they will need. This study will address two key questions: First, what lung problems continue to challenge survivors of COVID-19? Second, what tests are needed to meet the challenges to lung health and quality of life? Given that this is a new disease, it is crucial to develop a registry (a ‘home’ where all medical information is collected and analyzed), alongside a post-COVID clinic, in order to learn with and from patients. This work is important to British Columbians because it is vital in identifying and addressing meaningful research questions that will help patients to get the care they need.