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You might rely too much on big journal brands because you hope they have highly rigorous peer-review processes. But are they always really reliable? Let’s find out.
A nuts and bolts tutorial on how to read a forest plot, featuring a couple of exercises so that you can test your own understanding.
Introducing Cochrane Crowd, a collaborative volunteer effort to help categorise and summarise healthcare evidence so that – ultimately – we can make better healthcare decisions. Find out how and why you should get involved.
Let’s figure out how to get the essential information from a meta-analysis at a glance, by studying a forest plot.
Students from Latin America: This call is for you. Students 4 Best Evidence is an international network for students interested in healthcare. Join now, and you can blog about whatever you’re interested in related to evidence-based healthcare. In this blog, Ana talks about her experiences, what Students 4 Best Evidence is and why you should join.
Median has come to be known for its fair reflection in the case of outliers. However, it is not a perfect statistic. Let me tell you about 3 defects of it.
Let’s find out why physicians sometimes contradict each other from a statistical perspective. And see how students can learn from that.
Swiss students discuss what Cochrane is and what the Cochrane logo represents. They also talk about their experiences of the Cochrane Colloquium held in Vienna 2015 (which was themed around ‘filtering the information overload for better decisions’) and the role of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines at the Colloquium.
Let’s figure out how the epidemiologists determine the diagnostic thresholds by studying the cases of anemia and type II diabetes.
Come with me. I’ll show you the best way to display the efficacy of a drug. And the pitfalls around it. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the world of Number needed to treat.
This blog looks at the importance of the use of video games or stimulation games for the use in physiotherapy treatment, in relation to aiding patients with proprioception post stroke. It analyses an article looking at balance training post stroke using the Wii Fit balance board and balance games. Reviewing the article and suggesting whether it is relevant or requires further studies or investigations.
When dealing with a difficult question, we tend to seek the answer for a simpler one, that seems to be relevant. However, a seductive trap awaits us here. Come with me, I’ll show you the world of surrogate endpoints.
Confused about Hazard Ratios and their confidence intervals? This blog provides a handy tutorial.