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posted on: 30 Mar 2013 - 12:30
National free access to The Cochrane Library in India: Freedom may end at midnight…
Prathap Tharyan is the Director of the South Asian Cochrane Network & Centre, based in Vellore, India, and a longtime contributor to the work of The Cochrane Collaboration. Here he reflects on the importance and impact of access to The Cochrane Library to all Indian citizens since 2007, and discusses the status of the national provision, currently being negotiated. read more
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posted on: 27 Feb 2013 - 07:26
It’s new, it’s engaging, it’s Evidently Cochrane!
Sarah Chapman is an Information Specialist at the UK Cochrane Centre, based in Oxford, UK. Here she shares news of her and the Centre’s latest forays into engagement, knowledge translation, and social media to disseminate Cochrane evidence to audiences across the world. read more
posted on: 29 Jan 2013 - 06:26
Providing effective health care to ageing populations, in Africa and beyond
Sue Marcus is the Managing Editor of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Review Group, based in Oxford, UK. Here she reflects on a recent conference focusing on issues relevant to ageing populations in Africa, on the global nature of many of the issues raised, and on the role of The Cochrane Collaboration in addressing the health care needs of ageing populations, in low- and middle-... read more
posted on: 30 Nov 2012 - 06:57
Eminence vs. evidence
Alan Cassels is the author of the recently published Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease, and is currently writing a social history of The Cochrane Collaboration. Here he presents the essential differences – with illustrative examples – between ‘eminence-based medicine’ and ‘evidence-based medicine’. read more
Comments: 9
posted on: 16 Nov 2012 - 11:57
Instant feedback on a Cochrane Review: engaging online with a community of practitioners
Atle Fretheim and Sophie Witter are two members of a four-member author team who prepared a Cochrane Review with the Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group, focusing on the evaluation of strategies to improve health care and health through performance-based financing. Here they discuss their experience of engaging in an online forum with practitioners of the intervention about the... read more

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