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Long COVID: Potential Long-Term Neurological Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Designated, "Long COVID", there is significant concern over the potential long-term effects among COVID-19 survivors. The most prominent end-organ systems at risk for long-term effects are pulmonary, cardiovascular, and central nervous system (CNS). The CNS effects can result either from primary involvement by COVID, like hyposmia, or risk from secondary morbidity, such as hypercoagulability causing a stroke.

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Failure to Reimburse Successful Therapeutics: Opportunity Costs

Before a medicine can be prescribed to a patient, clinical trials must be conducted, and study outcomes scrutinized by the United States (US) Food & Drug Administration (FDA).  While this FDA approval allows a medication to be prescribed to a patient, public and private health insurance payers (payers) then decide whether the medication will be reimbursed.

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Physician’s Perspective of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Physicians in practice and their patients create real-world evidence. Through guidelines-based care and clinical judgment, physicians and advanced care providers prescribe diagnostic studies and therapies that constitute it. Every type of healthcare setting from tertiary care, and National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, to community clinics is included.

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How Does Journal Selection Impact Patient Outcomes?

To impact clinical practice, it is important to select a medical journal with a large circulation and readership directly involved in decision-making of the care that was studied. Many sources provide metrics for journal selection, which help guide priorities based on the resulting value message and target audience.

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