Testing for Asymptomatic COVID-19: A Rapid Systematic Review and Jurisdictional/Healthcare Organizational Scan
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance
To determine what the benefits and harms are for testing asymptomatic individuals for COVID-19 in healthcare and non-healthcare settings (e.g., universities, colleges, retail, office settings) and to determine what the current policies are for testing asymptomatic individuals for COVID-19 in Canada and internationally.
Jurisdictional Scan, Rapid Systematic Review
Ahmed Abou-Setta is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Knowledge Synthesis Platform at The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed studies and his work has been cited over 2000 times by colleagues. His areas of research expertise includes clinical epidemiological research methods, methods for evaluation of the quality of data from clinical trials, the meta-analysis of trial data, and methods for utilizing indirect evidence. He is leading innovative research into methods for improving and streamlining the systematic review process including semi-automation of the review process and report creation.
Dr. Abou-Setta is involved in continuous education to clinical faculty at the University of Manitoba and students through epidemiological and biostatistical consultation, teaching, and collaborative innovative research on knowledge synthesis projects. He is also co-teaching the first accredited systematic review course where graduate students and clinicians at the University of Manitoba are being trained to produce high-quality systematic reviews of the literature.