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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...
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...
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. 
I would like to run past Consumers a problem I have had with comments that have turned up on the Internet that have been taken out of context. I personally have never put anything on the net. Also I have never seen the following subject raised in discussion in Consumer circles when review...
A recent study published in JAMA reviewed 29 meta-analyses from high impact journals and found that conflicts of interests in the studies underlying the meta-analyses were rarely disclosed. The 29 meta-analyses included 11 from general medicine journals; 15 from specialty medicine journals,...

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