Clarify the issue or decision to be informed
You may get ideas for an evidence synthesis by reviewing the four-part taxonomy of decisions that will need to be informed by research evidence as the pandemic and pandemic response enter (or re-enter) different phases. The taxonomy is a mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive list of types of decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and response and is organized by:
- public-health measures (infection prevention and control as well as broader measures)
- clinical management of COVID-19 and related health issues (e.g., unmanaged chronic conditions, mental health issues, and family violence)
- health-system arrangements (e.g., how to re-start ambulatory clinics, cancer treatments, and elective procedures, how to maintain and build on the gains achieved with virtual care)
- economic and social responses (e.g., education, financial protection, food safety and security, housing, recreation, and transportation).