Design and rationale of the COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium international, multicentre, observational study

  title={Design and rationale of the COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium international, multicentre, observational study},
  author={Gianluigi Li Bassi and Jacky Y. Suen and Adrian Gerard Barnett and Amanda Corley and Jonathan Edward Millar and Jonathon P. Fanning and India Lye and Sebastiano Maria Colombo and Karin Wildi and Samantha Livingstone and Gabriella Abbate and Samuel Hinton and Benoit Liquet and Sally Shrapnel and Heidi J. Dalton and John F. Fraser},
  journal={BMJ Open},
Introduction There is a paucity of data that can be used to guide the management of critically ill patients with COVID-19. In response, a research and data-sharing collaborative—The COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium—has been assembled to harness the cumulative experience of intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide. The resulting observational study provides a platform to rapidly disseminate detailed data and insights crucial to improving outcomes. Methods and analysis This is an international… 
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