An Overview of Post‒COVID-19 Condition (Long COVID)


Project Status:
Project Line:
Horizon Scan
Project Sub Line:
Emerging Health Technologies
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The evidence base about post‒COVID-19 condition, also known as long COVID, is emerging. Its long-term effects on people and health systems are uncertain; but based on the latest estimates, hundreds of thousands of people in Canada and millions of people around the world may be affected. As the evidence base continues to evolve, the purpose of this Horizon Scan is to provide health care decision-makers in Canada with an awareness about:

  • what is known about post‒COVID-19 condition
  • what the major emerging research questions being explored are
  • what the important implications for health systems to consider might be.