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COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine

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American College of Physicians

Below please find a summary and link(s) of new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. The summary below is not intended to substitute for the full article as a source of information. A collection of coronavirus-related content is free to the public at

Quantifying and Interpreting Treatment Effects in COVID-19 Studies

Trials evaluating treatments for COVID-19 often use the time to a positive outcome as a key end point. In the presence of death as a competing risk, commonly used survival analysis techniques may not be appropriate. Using examples from two recent trials of treatments for COVID-19, the authors from Harvard University discuss issues with the current practice and present alternative, more clinically interpretable approaches. Read the full text:

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