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Real-World Evidence from Brazil to Manage COVID-19 in the Global South

Maurício Barretto of Fiocruz in Brazil will integrate COVID-19 data from Brazil into existing harmonized datasets from over 500 million people across the world, to better inform public health strategies. International data on COVID-19 is needed to help lift the world out of the pandemic. However, there is little real-world data from South Asia or Brazil. They will map data from the COVID-19 surveillance database for the State of Bahia, which covers a population of 15 million people, to the common data model known as OMOP, which brings together disparate data into a common format. They will run analytical tools on these mapped data to characterize COVID-19 forms and disease outcomes, to quantify the use of COVID-19 treatments in routine practice and to identify risk factors that can be used to predict disease severity and help better manage patients.

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