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posted on: 24 Feb 2012 - 20:09
"Consumers - an ever more significant resource for The Cochrane Collaboration"
Silvana Simi is a long-time and active Cochrane contributor, in addition to her work for the National Research Council in her native Italy. Here she discusses what brought her into The Cochrane Collaboration initially, and the importance of making healthcare information widely available. Cross-posted from the Cochrane Consumer Blog as part of the Consumer Network’s focus on Wise Consumer Month.... read more
posted on: 28 Nov 2011 - 19:23
Improvements in abstracts and plain language summaries needed
Maryann Napoli, Associate Director of the Center for Medical Consumers (New York City), is a member of CCNet’s Geographic Advisory Group as well as the US Cochrane Center’s consumer coalition, Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare. read more
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posted on: 27 Oct 2011 - 12:05
Mammography screening ten years on: reflections on a decade since the 2001 review
Peter Gøtzsche, Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, is one of the authors of the landmark 2001 Cochrane systematic review ‘Screening for breast cancer with mammography’. Ten years on from first publication, he reflects on the review’s impact on healthcare policy and practice. read more
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posted on: 24 Aug 2011 - 19:31
Engagement . . . education . . . empowerment . . . action: The ALOIS Community: Involving caregiver volunteers in research and evidence in dementia
Engagement The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive improvement Review Group is running a year-long public engagement project, funded by the National Institute of Health Research. The grant was awarded to test the innovative idea of recruiting carers (and former carers) of people with dementia to volunteer with our group, helping us update and maintain our unique online register of dementia... read more

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