Over the last 30 years Cochrane has strived to advance the importance of conducting systematic reviews of therapeutic strategies, diagnostic tests, and risk factors. Now, the Cochrane community embarks on systematic reviews of prognosis studies in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Prognosis research has escalated in the last two decades. Today, frequently echoed terms are ‘personalized medicine’, ‘precision medicine’, or ‘risk‐based medicine’, often used as synonyms.
Read a new Cochrane Library Editorial on the work Cochrane Prognosis Methods is doing to produce systematic reviews that summarize the huge amount of data and evidence emerging from primary prognosis studies, to enable stakeholders to make appropriate healthcare decisions.