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posted on: 16 Nov 2012 - 12:57
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
posted on: 19 Oct 2012 - 03:54
Beautiful minds working together to save lives
Ashraf Fawzy Nabhan is professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, with an appointment at the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. A Cochrane contributor since 2006, he also serves as Middle East and North Africa Co-ordinator of The Cochrane Developing Countries Field, and as Director of the Egyptian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. read more
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posted on: 4 Oct 2012 - 21:19
Trying to impact the real world
Richard Smith was the editor of the BMJ until 2004 and is director of the United Health Group’s chronic disease initiative. He spoke at the 2012 Cochrane Colloquium in Auckland, New Zealand, on 'Transparency in health care decisions - possible or a pipe dream?' Here he reflects on the challenges The Cochrane Collaboration faces in delivering evidence effectively to practitioners, consumers,... read more
posted on: 16 Aug 2012 - 07:35
Notes from the Canadian Review Update Course – Halifax, June 2012
The Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre (NSCRC), in partnership with the Canadian Cochrane Centre, held a five-day Update Completion Course in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the week of 18-22 June 2012.  Lara Killian, Research Co-Ordinator at the NSCRC, kept a blog at throughout the course to update colleagues on the course... read more
posted on: 4 Jul 2012 - 09:10
Capturing equity in systematic reviews
Tracey Koehlmoos is programme head for health and family planning systems at ICDDR,B and adjunct professor at the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is also a Cochrane Review author and contributor to the work of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, including the recently developed Equity Checklist. read more
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