Universal screening for SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: a rapid review

This review highlights the uncertainty and variation in accuracy of screening strategies. A high proportion of infected individuals may be missed and go on to infect others, and some healthy individuals may be falsely identified as positive.

SPS commentary:

The authors say their findings point to the need for greater emphasis on other ways that may prevent transmission such as face coverings, physical distancing, quarantine, and adequate personal protective equipment for frontline workers.



Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews