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October 18 2021
We've created a new news website with all the latest Cochrane Australia news, reviews, media coverage and workshops. We'll no longer be posting news here, so head over to cochraneaustralia.org for all the latest...
August 25 2021
The ABC’s recent documentary series Old people’s home for 4 year olds surprised many by becoming a runaway ratings success. It attracted more viewers than Masterchef and took out an international Emmy Award to boot. It’s the first time the lives of lonely older Australians struggling with isolation, health and mental health issues have been the...
July 2 2021
Cochrane Australia and the Australian Living Evidence Consortium have welcomed the announcement that the Victorian Government will invest in the ‘Living Evidence’ model to transform the way new research is used to improve outcomes for patients in Victoria and around Australia. Last week's Victorian budget announcement included $4 million...
May 24 2021
There are many reasons to undertake a Cochrane review. For the author team behind the new review on safe and effective approaches to stopping antidepressants, the motivating factors were both personal and professional, national and international.'Long-term antidepressant use is on the rise around the world and all of us recognise the urgent need...
April 21 2021
Today is an auspicious day for a dedicated global team of methodologists, search specialists, biostatisticians and systematic reviewers who have spent the last few years diligently updating PRISMA - the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. First published in 2009, PRISMA was designed to help systematic...
March 30 2021
Mindfulness has been growing in popularity across the globe over the past decade, and is increasingly the subject of scientific research into the benefits it may deliver. In 2020, six Monash medical students sought to better understand if and how mindfulness practice could help fellow medical students and junior doctors deal with the significant...
February 17 2021
Earlier this year, a paper in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology argued that ‘the GRADE approach to evidence matters now, perhaps more than ever’. Dr Sue Brennan couldn’t agree more. Having been increasingly involved in the world of GRADE for over a decade, she is well placed to look back on recent achievements and plan for the challenges that...
December 7 2020
Reducing the transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global priority. To this end, public health officials and politicians across the world have been seeking scientific expertise to guide policy. In response, investigators have rushed to share new results on preprint servers, and journals have expedited editorial and peer review...
November 23 2020
The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, in partnership with the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG), have published new clinical flowcharts to guide clinicians and trained first aid responders in delivering potentially lifesaving CPR as safely as possible. These include:Preparedness for CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic CPR of...
October 28 2020