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posted on: 27 Oct 2011 - 13:05
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 - 20:31
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
posted on: 29 Jul 2011 - 02:22
Enabling remote participation at Cochrane meetings: some reflections
Lucie Jones is Project Support and Business Communications Officer at the Collaboration’s Secretariat, and is based at the German Cochrane Centre in Freiburg, Germany Over the past couple of years, as part of my business communications role, I have been asked to provide and run remote conferencing, and in particular, web-based audio-visual conferencing, at various Cochrane meetings and Colloquia... read more
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posted on: 22 Jul 2011 - 19:22
Does Cochrane have a plan for consumer participation?
As part of its funding for a consumer co-ordinator, The Cochrane Collaboration requested that CCNet design a plan for consumer participation in Cochrane Reviews. The Collaboration and CCNet hired consultants who interviewed consumers, editors and authors to identify any gaps in the current process and to determine the best solutions to support consumers within Cochrane.    read more
posted on: 22 Jul 2011 - 19:02
What about the outcomes? A consumer point of view.
I have to admit that I have always had problems with outcomes. Death is sometimes listed as a primary outcome, sometimes a secondary outcome; quality of life wanders likewise between the two, as does pain and days in hospital.  read more

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