Given the large numbers of people infected and high rates of ongoing morbidity, research is clearly required to address the needs of adult survivors of COVID-19 living with ongoing symptoms (long COVID). To help direct resource and research efforts, we completed a research prioritisation process incorporating views from adults with ongoing symptoms of COVID-19, carers, clinicians and clinical researchers. The final top 10 research questions were agreed at an independently mediated workshop and included: identifying underlying mechanisms of long COVID, establishing diagnostic tools, understanding trajectory of recovery and evaluating the role of interventions both during the acute and persistent phases of the illness.


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Houchen-Wolloff, L., Poinasamy, K., Holmes, K., Tarpey, M., Hastie, C., Raihani, K., Rogers, N., Smith, N., Adams, D., Burgess, P., Clark, J., Cranage, C., Desai, M., Geary, N., Gill, R., Mangwani, J., Staunton, L., Berry, C., Bolton, C., Chalder, T., Chalmers, J., De Soyza, A., Elneima, O., Geddes, J., Heller, S., Ho, L., Jacob, J., McAuley, H., Parmar, A., Quint, J., Raman, B., Rowland, M., Singapuri, A., Singh, S., Thomas, D., Toshner, M., Wain, L., Horsley, A., Marks, M., Brightling, C. & Evans, R. 2022, 'Joint patient and clinician priority setting to identify 10 key research questions regarding the long-term sequelae of COVID-19', Thorax. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2021-218582

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