Dr. Dawn Stacey has earned the distinction of having one of her Cochrane systematic reviews cited more than any other Cochrane Review in 2013. According to The Cochrane Library, of more than 5,000 reviews, “Decision aids for people facing health treatments or screening decisions,” which was conducted by an international team lead by Dr. Stacey, was the most cited review last year.
If you’re looking for evidence-based health information in Canada, a lot depends on who – and where – you are. A physician in a teaching hospital? No problem. But family doctors in rural areas, nurses or physiotherapists have a much harder time accessing up to date materials. And the general public is more likely to find themselves turning to Dr. Google than trustworthy sources.
Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) is organizing a special campaign week – S4BE Wiki Week (#Students4WPM ) – from 15-19 September, with the help of Wikipedia and The Cochrane Collaboration. The aim of the week is to get students adding and editing the latest health evidence and evidence-based concepts on Wikipedia.
The Canadian Cochrane Centre announces that Mary Ellen Schaafsma will be moving on after more than eight years as Executive Director of the Centre. Mary Ellen shares her thoughts about this transition: