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  • As part of its funding for a consumer co-ordinator, The Cochrane Collaboration requested that the CCNet design a plan for consumer participation in Cochrane Reviews.  The Collaboration and CCNet hired consultants who interviewed consumers, editors and authors to identify any gaps in the current process and to determine the best solutions to...
    July 14 2011
  • I would like to run past Consumers a problem I have had with comments that have turned up on the Internet that have been taken out of context. I personally have never put anything on the net. Also I have never seen the following subject raised in discussion in Consumer circles when review results are not clear-cut. I am the lead person of the...
    July 14 2011
  • A recent study published in JAMA reviewed 29 meta-analyses from high impact journals and found that conflicts of interests in the studies underlying the meta-analyses were rarely disclosed. The 29 meta-analyses included 11 from general medicine journals; 15 from specialty medicine journals, and 3 from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews....
    May 18 2011
  • I have to admit that I have always had problems with outcomes. Death is sometimes listed as a primary outcome, sometimes a secondary outcome; quality of life wanders likewise between the two, as does pain & days in hospital.  As a consumer, I expect the outcomes to answer the question 'Does ...... affect ...?' , but it...
    May 18 2011
  • The Cochrane Collaboration consists of a diverse group of people, committed to improving healthcare, despite being scattered around the globe. To ensure that the people supporting Cochrane are not isolated, the Collaboration established 14 Cochrane Centres (some of which have a number of Branches attached to them) around the globe. The Cochrane...
    May 18 2011
  • CCNet’s members will be customizing this website to suit the needs of consumers, so add your ideas for the new website through this blog.  What issues would you like to see addressed?Submit your ideas by clicking add new comment at the bottom of this page.  Updated information about the ‘Cochrane Consumer Library’ will be...
    May 9 2011
  • If you've ever wondered about evidence-based healthcare, this is your chance to find out!  This online, six-module course has been created by the United States Cochrane Center as part of a project undertaken by Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE), and is designed to help consumer advocates understand the fundamentals of...
    March 7 2011
  • Autumn 2011, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh UniversityThis two day conference will seek to showcase good practice across all areas of person-centred healthcare.  Comprising 4 plenary sessions and 4 workshop sessions, the overarching theme will be entitled "treating patients as partners".For more information, visit http://www....
    February 8 2011
  • Consumers Reforming Health is an international conference for community engagement in health care. The conference will run from 18th - 20th July 2011 with a public lecture on Sunday 17th of July 2011 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia.The Consumers Reforming Health conference is a conference developed...
    January 10 2011

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