If you spend any time reading about evidence-based medicine, eventually you are going to hear someone mention a “Cochrane” review. These reviews take a systematic look at the research on a health topic, and try to provide answers to questions about best practices.
The is the international non-profit organization that produces these reviews and works to spread the findings to health care providers and patients. There’s a helpful to introduce people to Cochrane, and the video below provides some history and context for the organization.
The , one of 14 centers around the world, is based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland. In addition to performing evidence reviews, the USCC also runs (CUE), a coalition of advocacy groups working to provide consumers with access to evidence-based information about health. Myhags is a member organization.
CUE offers an on understanding evidence-based healthcare topics, such as research design, statistics, and other topics.
The video below offers read explanation, and features Zobeida Bonilla, who works on My’s Latina Health Initiative.
– Links to sources of evidence-based information, critiques of health journalism, info on pharmaceutical company payments to doctors, and read, collected from the 2010 joint meeting of CUE and the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations.