Posted by: 2in10 | 07/14/2011

the cochrane collaboration

“The Cochrane Collaboration, established in 1993, is an international network of more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries. We work together to help health care providers, policy makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, based on the best available research evidence, by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 4,600 so far, published online in The Cochrane Library.

Our work is internationally recognised as the benchmark for high quality information about the effectiveness of health care.”

This excerpt is from The Cochrane Collaboration website. You can visit www.cochrane.org to learn more. I found this resource on the Lotsa Helping Hands resource list. As noted on the website, Cochrane exists to promote evidence-based health care, is worldwide, and is independent (that includes no commercial funding).

There are currently 181 listings on ovarian cancer. The hallmark of Cochrane reviews is they are in “plain language,” so laypeople can understand.

I have to confess, again, that I chose a fairly blind path to recovery, reading just enough about ovarian cancer to decide it was too scarey. I focused on “getting well and staying well,” as you can see from my posts. How many posts never mention ovarian cancer? Most, I admit.

But Cochrane seems to me to be a balanced and valuable source of info, so if you want to know more, it’s there for you.

Carolyn

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