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  • Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Sally Green and colleagues from Monash Health have published a thematic series of 11 papers in BMC Health Services Research. The Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resource Effectively (SHARE) Program was an investigation of concepts, opportunities, methods and implications for evidence-based disinvestment in...
    August 10 2018
  • The Turnbull Government in partnership with Stroke Foundation and Cochrane Australia is set to revolutionise the rapid translation of medical discoveries into clinical practice, saving lives and improving health outcomes.In a world-first, ‘living stroke guidelines’ are set to be piloted, accelerating access to world-class, evidenced based...
    August 10 2018
  • This week’s guest on The Recommended Dose has led something of a double life, using both medicine and the media to explore and promote the critical role of evidence in healthcare. Now based at the University of Sydney, Alexandra Barratt's journey from clinician to journalist to global advocate for evidence based medicine and shared decision-making...
    August 8 2018
  • Cochrane Australia's latest quarterly e-news wrap is out today, featuring a round up of all the latest media and social media news, updates on new reviews and all the details of upcoming training and events - Elements August 2018.
    August 3 2018
  • Earlier this month, Blackmores Institute published an article entitled 'Cochrane Review Debunked as Fake Science', which looked at the latest Cochrane review on Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. This headline and the claims that follow it (included in full below) are both inaccurate...
    July 31 2018
  • After 20 years of stellar contributions to Cochrane, Elaine Beller is shifting her keen focus from biostatistics to bushwalking, and embracing semi-retirement. Last week we caught up with Elaine on the road from outback Birdsville – a leisurely 27 hour drive from her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Though never one to seek the limelight, she...
    July 30 2018
  • A familiar voice to millions, Dr Norman Swan is Australia’s best known health reporter. Having presented the ABC’s Health Report for more than three decades, this week he’s on the other side of the microphone.Norman joins Ray to talk frankly about medicine and the media. He shares some of the joys and challenges of his work inside and outside of...
    July 29 2018
  • A new Cochrane review published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death.Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha­...
    July 19 2018
  • This week influential Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine Dr Rita Redberg joins host Ray Moynihan on Cochrane Australia's podcast The Recommended Dose to share a wide ranging conversation on all things health. A Professor at the University of California San Francisco and high profile contributor to The Washington Post and New York...
    July 12 2018
  • Twenty of Australia’s best and brightest health and medical researchers were honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) annual Research Excellence Awards in Canberra last week. Dr Jo McKenzie, a Senior Research Fellow and biostatistician based at Monash University and contributor to Cochrane Australia was among the...
    July 2 2018

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