Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Cochrane for Dummies

by Anna Joseph,
laywoman-turned-Cochrane enthusiast

The South Asian Cochrane Network and Centre, which I joined two weeks back, kicked off its training workshops for the year 2012 with one on ‘Understanding and Using Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Informing Health Decisions’.

That’s quite a few unpalatable words for a laywoman and under previous circumstances, this would have been one workshop that I would have avoided, especially if I knew it had anything to do with medicine. I’m married to a doc and I live in a medical community. So I get more than my fair share of ‘medicated talk.’