Apr 23, 2024

Significant global variation in COVID-19 guidelines: Most countries recommend at least one treatment that doesn’t work

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National clinical guidelines for the treatment of COVID-19 vary significantly around the world, with under-resourced countries the most likely to diverge from gold standard (World Health Organization; WHO) treatment recommendations, finds a comparative analysis published in the open access journal BMJ Global Health.

And nearly every recommends at least one treatment proven not to work, the analysis shows.

Significant variations in national COVID-19 have been suspected since the advent of the pandemic, but these haven’t been formally quantified or studied in depth, note the researchers.

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