In the second blog of our new series Understanding Evidence, Iain Chalmers, the founding director of Cochrane UK, looks at developments in research on prenatal corticosteroids since the work which gave rise to the Cochrane logo. Join in the conversation on Twitter @iainchalmersTTi @CochraneUK #understandingevidence
Cochrane UK’s Director, Martin Burton, introduces Cochrane UK’s new series Understanding Evidence, created in partnership with Students 4 Best Evidence, which kicks off today with a week of blogs.
We all need to be able to make sense of evidence, whether we’re making decisions about treatments, or weighing up the latest health story to hit the headlines. We’re partnering with Cochrane UK to put the spotlight on common errors and misunderstandings with a new campaign, Understanding Evidence.
‘O que é medicina baseada em evidências?’ This is a Portuguese translation of the blog ‘What is evidence-based medicine?’
John, a medical student at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, spent 5 weeks at Cochrane UK for part of his elective over July and August 2016. He highly recommends it. Here’s why…
Interested in communicating health evidence? Cochrane is calling for volunteers to support Wikipedia editing. Wikipedia’s health content was made up of more than 155,000 articles at the end of 2013, and was viewed more than 4.88 billion times in the same year. Wikipedia thus is a major source of health information for people across […]
You are sat down with an article or review. Now you want to critically appraise it. This blog features a checklist of 20 questions to allow you to do just that.
This blog explains what allocation concealment is & why it’s important, in terms of preventing researchers from (intentionally or otherwise) influencing which participants are assigned to a given intervention group.
This is a nuts and bolts tutorial published in Portuguese.
In this blog, 15 year old Liv, who hopes to be a dental health professional, writes about new Cochrane evidence on whether fluoride mouthrinses can prevent tooth decay in children.
Existem quatro passos fundamentais em MBE e os recursos no website estão ligados a estes.
[There are four key steps in EBM and the resources on the website are linked to these].
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.
Keep up to date with the latest Cochrane evidence by following our sister blog, Evidently Cochrane. Evidently Cochrane posts weekly blogs, which usually feature new or updated Cochrane reviews on a health topic. It is for everyone interested in finding and using the best quality evidence to inform decisions about health.
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.