Future Cochrane: a new & evolving approach to evidence synthesis
Earlier this year, the Cochrane Governing Board approved a new model for producing Cochrane Evidence Syntheses, following an extensive community consultation process. The new model is designed to ensure Cochrane remains viable, sustainable, and focused on the greatest global health and care challenges now and into the future.
Our new home of news: discover the latest reviews, media mentions & upcoming workshops at cochraneaustralia.org
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...
Get up, stand up: new review looks at reducing sedentary behaviour in older adults
The ABC’s recent documentary series Old people’s home for 4 year olds surprised many by becoming a runaway ratings success.
Victorian Government to invest in Australian Living Evidence Consortium
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.
New Cochrane review explores the latest evidence on approaches to stopping long term antidepressants
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.
Exceptional local and global collaboration delivers the new PRISMA 2020 statement
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 reviewers transparently report why the review was done, what the authors did, and what they found.
Medical student relay delivers a new Cochrane review & plenty of practical knowledge
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 stresses and demands of their studies and chosen profession.
Making the GRADE: Dr Sue Brennan brings new regional representation to the global GRADE Guidelines Group
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.
Cochrane COVID-19 Editorial: Policy makers must act on incomplete evidence
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 processes to publish them.
Saving lives safely during COVID-19: new CPR flowcharts issued by COVID Taskforce
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: