The aim of this rapid review was to provide updated HRQoL evidence for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) COVID-19 morbidities model. This model has been widely used since 2020 to support Test and Trace, assess the cost-effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, and support decision-making concerning COVID-19 policy. The review identified that individuals with an initial mild COVID-19 illness, or those who were not treated in hospital, can have a decreased HRQoL post-COVID. However, the extent, severity, and duration of this are inconsistent. The review categorises the evidence by the different HRQoL measures used in the studies while offering a breakdown of those measures.
Link to full review:
What is the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the Health-Related Quality of Life of individuals with mild symptoms (or non-hospitalised)? RR00027_Wales_COVID-19_Evidence_Centre-Rapid_review_of_innovations_addressing_inequalities_experienced_by_women_and_girls__due_to_COVID-19-January_2022.pdf (primecentre.wales)