Major Update to the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) has published a major update to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines.
Among other changes, in the Overview of COVID-19 section, the Panel highlights recent studies that have shown that some racial and ethnic minority groups experience higher rates of COVID-19, subsequent hospitalization, and death in relation to their share of the total U.S. population. Disparities in access to care and receipt of treatment for COVID-19 have also been reported. The Panel recommends that health care providers, health care systems, and payers ensure equitable access to high-quality care and treatment for all patients, regardless of race, ethnic identity, or other minoritized identity or social status.
The revised document includes many other important updates to ensure that health care providers, patients, and policy experts have the most recent information regarding the optimal management of COVID-19.
For full details, please see What's New in the Guidelines.
For information on the Panel and how the guidelines are developed, see Guidelines Development.