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  • Four new Cochrane EPOC overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library:Delivery arrangements (in Arabic, Russian and ...
    December 4 2017
  • I am delighted to announce a new initiative that I believe will transform Cochrane as an evidence-producing and knowledge-diffusing organization. Today, we are proud to launch our new Cochrane Membership  scheme, making it easier than ever before for anyone from anywhere in the world to become a part of our global community of supporters...
    November 3 2017
  • This Cochrane Overview is the first publication produced with the support of Cochrane’s Fast Track service. This service, which is offered by the Cochrane Editorial Unit , supports expedited production of high-quality, high-impact Cochrane Reviews. For more information, please visit the Fast Track information page .Key Findings:A...
    November 3 2017
  • Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director of  Cochrane South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is...
    November 3 2017
  • Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of research in health care and policy. They are internationally recognized as a high-quality source of evidence for decision-making. They collate and summarize all the best available research evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions or the accuracy of diagnostic tests into a systematic review....
    September 19 2017
  • A new Cochrane Review has examined large welfare-to-work studies conducted in North America.Led by Dr Marcia Gibson from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, the review looks at a series of welfare-to-work studies, comparing what happened to lone parents who were in welfare-to-work interventions with...
    September 5 2017
  • The 2016 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has just been released by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson ISI), and we are pleased to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Impact Factor is now 6.124.This is a slight increase on the 2015 impact factor, which was 6.103.The CDSR impact factor is calculated by...
    June 15 2017
  • Cochrane has partnered with Wikipedia to improve the evidence base of Wikipedia health articlesCochrane has a commitment to producing and sharing high-quality medical evidence to as broad an audience as possible. As a way of achieving this, Cochrane has been working in partnership with Wikipedia since 2014 to improve the evidence base of health...
    June 9 2017
  • Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community of volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare. The job of the Cochrane Crowd community is to review descriptions of research studies to identify and classify randomized controlled trials (RCTs), a...
    June 9 2017
  • Cochrane’s logo illustrates the summary results from an iconic systematic review: Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth.Each horizontal line represents the results of one study, while the diamond represents the combined result - our best estimate of whether the treatment is...
    June 9 2017

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