Needs and follow-up of long-term Covid-19 patients (ongoing study)
(request from the Ligue des Usagers des Services de Santé (LUSS), the French-speaking umbrella organisation for patients' associations)
Long-term effects of COVID-19 are increasingly being identified and reported. They may occur after severe or mild COVID-19 infections. New studies and publications appear regularly on the subject and enable new perspectives. Therefore, we have a dedicated web page where we will summarise and regularly update the latest scientific knowledge.
Our study will focus on the definition of long-term COVID, its frequency, symptoms, evolution and underlying risk factors. At the end of January 2021, we will publish a first report on patients' needs and experiences, based on publicly accessible sources (media, social networks). If important (inter)national studies based on sound methodology are published, we will also place a summary on this page, with links to the original studies.
A classic KCE report will be published in the autumn of 2021. It will include the most recent information based on the literature and the results of a survey we will conduct among Belgian patients about their experiences and needs.