Slideshow on “The growing prominence of Cochrane reviews in evidence-based resources”
Posted on June 3, 2013 by Alice Buchan
This slideshow can be downloaded from the Evidence Based Medicine (a journal devoted to Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), with a focus on primary care and internal medicine – full of great articles for EBM fans) website here . This slideshow was put together by Cindy Walker-Dilks and Brian Haynes, and provides a brief overview of the growing prominence of Cochrane reviews in EBM.
This is primarily aimed at doctors with an interest in EBM – particularly in the fields of primary care and internal medicine, since this is the focus of the journal. I also think that this, and other resources from the EBM journal would be useful to medical students and anyone else with an interest in EBM.
It’s a slideshow, presumably from a talk on EBM, which has some nice graphs and statistics on the role of Cochrane and other reviews in EBM. It has a few slides that would probably be especially useful to anyone new to EBM, detailing the purposes EBM can be put to, and gives a very brief overview of what makes systematic reviews of the literature different to reviews of other types.
Unfortunately, this suffers from lacking the accompanying talk, which would make the slides and information presented far clearer. It does give some idea of what in instances a Cochrane review may be useful, and some idea as to the rigorous nature of the process.
Walker-Dilks C & Haynes B. The Growing Prominence of Cochrane Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Resources. Talk given in October 2004. Slides available at: http://ebm.bmj.com/content/8/1/suppl/DC4