CATALYST is now closed to recruitment. Patients were recruited nationwise to three treatment arms, with 12 particiapting sites.
Ensuring ethnic diversity in COVID-19 research
In the UK, people from all minority ethnic groups (apart from Chinese and Mixed-race groups) are at greater risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19 when compared to the White population. In particular, Black men and women are nearly twice as likely as white people to die from COVID-19. Therefore, it is imperative that members of minority ethnic groups are included in COVID-19 research.
To help researchers ensure ethnic diversity in COVID-19 research, the NIHR has provided resources which can be found here.
The following hospitals were open to recruitment to the CATALYST trial:
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Good Hope Hospital
University Hospital of Wales
Charing Cross Hospital
St Mary's Hospital
University College Hospital
Swansea Bay University Health Board Hospitals
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals