This blog is a critical appraisal of a systematic review exploring the benefits of early mobilisation following hip or knee replacement surgery.
This blog discusses the issue of assessing ‘quality’ in research, both methodological and reporting quality. Jenni, the blog author, also points readers towards a paper she has co-authored: ‘Using quality assessment tools to critically appraise ageing research: a guide for clinicians’.
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.
Reviews tend to provide summaries of the literature on a topic. However, there are differences between them in terms of the stages and applicability of findings. This post will highlight such differences between traditional reviews and systematic reviews.
This article highlights the importance of the results of Cochrane’s new systematic review on the efficacy of Methylphenidate for ADHD in children and adolescents.
Katherine Stagg explores the impact of language bias and how the language of publications can affect our evidence base.
Angel Wong introduces the Cochrane Textbook of Neurology, an on-line library for Cochrane systematic reviews on neurology and neurosurgery.
In the third in our series of articles reviewing the health evidence tools produced by McMaster University, Mathura Mahendren looks at Health Systems Evidence, an information resource for people interested in public health policy.
In the second in our series of articles reviewing the health evidence tools produced by McMaster University, Harkanwal Randhawa examines Health Evidence™, a database of systematic reviews around the subject of public health.
YouTube video series by Dr. Aaron Carroll called Healthcare Triage, where his motto is, “To the Research!”
Robert Kemp reports on how a Cochrane review group has, with some success, been working to speed up an important stage of the review production process by introducing crowdsourcing methods to the arduous task of citation screening.
From Richard’s reviews, we look at a systematic review of management in poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and a study evaluating progress in reducing global childhood mortality.
The Systematic Review is the highest level of research design and brings available evidence to find an answer to a research question. Read Danny’s blog.
Danny takes us on a tour of the Evidence-Based Medicine Pyramid and the wonders within.