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The University of Chicago Medicine is joining the Cochrane U.S. Network, a group of 11 centers promoting evidence-based decision making in health care.
Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, providers, patients, and caregivers that produces reviews of the best available research evidence. These reviews are used by providers and patients to inform decisions about health. Cochrane is a not-for profit organization with over 65,000 members and supporters from more than 130 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Cochrane’s work is recognized as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.
The new Cochrane U.S. Network will support and train authors and users of systematic evidence reviews, as well as work with clinicians, professional associations, policymakers, patients, healthcare provider organizations and the media to encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane Reviews.
"We are delighted to join this Network and bring our expertise together to promote evidence based healthcare and build on our collective efforts to help get evidence into the hands of people who can use it, whether they are patients or practitioners or policy makers,” said Craig Umscheid, MD, Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Science and Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine.