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The Cochrane Collaboration developed in response to Archie Cochrane's call for systematic, up-to-date reviews (currently known as systematic reviews) of all relevant randomized clinical trials of health care. Professor Archie Cochrane was born in Kirklands, Galashiels, Scotland in 1909. ... Jump to: navigation, search Systematic reviews are named as the highest level of medical evidence, by evidence based medicine professionals. ...


Cochrane's suggestion that the methods used to prepare and maintain reviews of controlled trials in pregnancy and childbirth should be applied more widely was taken up by the Research and Development Programme, initiated to support the United Kingdom's National Health Service. Funds were provided to establish a 'Cochrane Centre', to collaborate with others, in the UK and elsewhere, to facilitate systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials across all areas of health care. The logo of the NHS for England and Wales. ...


The Cochrane Collaboration, founded in 1993, is the name of a group of over 6,000 specialists in health care who review biomedical trials and results of other research.


The goal is to help people make well informed decisions about health care by preparing, maintaining and ensuring the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions. The principles of the Cochrane Collaboration:

  • collaboration
  • building on the enthusiasm of individuals
  • avoiding duplication
  • minimizing bias
  • keeping up to date
  • striving for relevance
  • promoting access
  • ensuring quality
  • continuity
  • enabling wide participation

See also:

Evidence-based medicine is a medical movement based upon the application of the scientific method to medical practice, including long-established existing medical traditions not yet subjected to adequate scientific scrutiny. ... The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases in medicine and other healthcare specialties provided by the Cochrane Collaboration. ...

External links

  • http://www.cochrane.org/

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Cochrane Collaboration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (184 words)
Cochrane's suggestion that the methods used to prepare and maintain reviews of controlled trials in pregnancy and childbirth should be applied more widely was taken up by the Research and Development Programme, initiated to support the United Kingdom's National Health Service.
Funds were provided to establish a 'Cochrane Centre', to collaborate with others, in the UK and elsewhere, to facilitate systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials across all areas of health care.
The Cochrane Collaboration, founded in 1993, is the name of a group of over 6,000 specialists in health care who review biomedical trials and results of other research.
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