Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Putting evidence into practice
Slide content:Elements of Cochrane Reviews Statement of clinical problem or question Sources of evidence Literature search Non-experimental data if included Inclusion and exclusion criteria Results in tabular and graphical form Conclusions Date of last update Last substantive update or significant new evidence Example of report: A discussion of approaches to knowledge synthesis (Hartling, 2014) 11
Slide notes:11 A Cochrane Review is a systematic review, so it includes a statement of the clinical problem or question and sources of evidence, which are typically gathered from a literature search. A small number of Cochrane Reviews also include non-experimental data, although that practice is somewhat controversial. The inclusion and exclusion criteria for evidence are stated, and the results are presented in both tabulated and graphical form in a variety of ways. Next are the conclusions that come from the review. If theres a meta-analysis, the results of the meta-analysis are described. Cochrane Reviews are maintained in an online collection of databases and include the date of the last substantive update or significant new evidence that was added to the review. The Cochrane Reviews are meant to be dynamic, living documents, not just reviews that get published in a journal and may be updated a few years later. The goal is for the Cochrane Reviews to be continuously updated.