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  • Rx for Change has been updated!  The Rx for Change database is a first in class tool for promoting optimal therapy. It provides a unique source of evidence summaries specific to interventions geared towards changing health practitioner or consumer behaviours around drug prescribing and use.  Latest updates include: Professional Section...
    April 26 2012
  • French translations of all new and updated reviews published in the January 2012 issue of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) are now available on summaries.cochrane.org.
    April 20 2012
  • Cochrane Update Completion CourseDate: 18 - 22 June 2012Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)Details: This course is aimed at review authors who are currently updating a Cochrane Review. We are offering five days of protected time away from the office to work on your update with the support of Cochrane methodologists and experienced review...
    April 16 2012
  • Hospital environments including sounds, pictures, aromas, air quality, and layout could influence patient recovery according to new research conducted by Cochrane authors and released in The Cochrane Library.The authors completed a Cochrane Review (the highest quality of systematic reviews and considered the gold standard by the health research...
    March 14 2012
  • A new book has been launched by Sophie Hill, Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group and Head of the Centre for Health Communication and Participation. The book is entitled, The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health. Below is a short blurb about the book and anyone who is...
    February 6 2012
  • Health Research Non-Profit, the Canadian Cochrane Centre, and National Aboriginal Health Organization Sign Agreement to Improve Aboriginal Peoples’ Health Ottawa, Canada (Jan. 31, 2012) ‐‐ The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) and the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) have signed a collaborative agreement to work together to positively...
    January 31 2012
  • The Cochrane CollaborationWorking together to provide the best evidence for health care Job Advertisement: Executives Support Officer, Cochrane Editorial UnitOrganisation: Healthcare research, independent, international, not-for-profit The Cochrane Collaboration is an independent, not-for-profit, research organisation. We believe that...
    January 25 2012
  • The Canadian Cochrane Centre wishes you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2012.We would also like to remind you our address has changed. You can now find us at:Canadian Cochrane CentreThe Ottawa Hospital - General CampusOttawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)Centre for Practice-Changing Research (CPCR)501 Smyth Road, Box 711Ottawa, Ontario,...
    January 25 2012
  • Pamela Wu, a producer of Peer Review Radio, talks to Dr Jeremy Grimshaw, Co-Chair of The Cochrane Collaboration, about our logo, Scared Straight programs and the danger of straying from evidence-based healthcare. He explains how the Collaboration is both accessible and free of conflicts of interest.Listen to the complete interview by downloading...
    January 19 2012
  • It's not clear whether the anti-influenza drug Tamiflu prevents infection or reduces complications, a new analysis suggests.Researchers combed through more than 16,000 pages of clinical trial data and documents used by regulators to approve oseltamivir, sold as Tamiflu.Read the complete article here.
    January 18 2012

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