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Brigham and Women’s Hospital COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines

Coming Soon: COVIDProtocols will look a little different in late December! We are collaborating with Open Critical Care, UCSF and Partners in Health to make a version that is relevant to resource-variable settings, with support from USAID. The BWH-specific version will still be readily available!

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Quick Guides!

  1. Inpatient
  2. Outpatient
  3. ICU
  4. Drugs and Treatments (updated 11.27.20)
  5. Respiratory Failure (updated 11.27.20)

These are newly-updated PDF quick guides designed for point-of-care use. Thank you to Emphatic for creating these! Help us make them better! Send feedback to

Literature reviews

We are developing a new system for literature reviews that allows you to pull up high-quality evidence tagged by keyword. Interested in helping? Email us at to join the review team, or contribute a review online.

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