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Raynaud et al aimed at reviewing and categorizing COVID-19-related medical research and to critically appraise peer-reviewed original articles. Their findings underscore the urgent need to strike a balance between the velocity and quality of research
Featured article: Informing the research agenda for optimizing audit and feedback interventions: results of a prioritization exercise
Audit and feedback interventions are one of the most common approaches for implementing evidence-based practices. In the current survey, Colquhoun et al sought to elicit from stakeholders which hypotheses were most likely to advance the field if studied further.
In this Technical advance, de Vocht et al conceptualise natural experiments in the context of public health evaluations and align the study design to the Target Trial Framework. The resulting alignment will clarify the strength of evidence underpinning claims about the effectiveness of public health interventions.
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