In the Spanish National Health System, there is a general lack of agreement on what persistent COVID actually is and how its severity and predisposing profiles should be evaluated. This represents a major obstacle to the process of diagnosing this health problem and to the identification of profiles of high-risk patients with particular healthcare needs. It also complicates the definition of follow-up strategies, appropriate coding in information systems, and the implementation of interventions that apply a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Consequently, there is a clear need for a better understanding of what persistent COVID really is. In this first stage, the CIBERPOSTCOVID project proposes an operational definition of persistent COVID and its key elements. 

Operational definition of persistent COVID and its key elements in the CIBERPOSTCOVID project


Infographic 2 (Spanish)