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Ensuring Cochrane Reviews Drive Improvement In The Design And Delivery of Health Services

Date and Location




Saturday 21 September 2013 - 13:30 - 15:00


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person

John Lavis


Jeremy Grimshaw
John Lavis
Target audience

Target audience

review authors, consumers, or researchers

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Level of knowledge required

Type of workshop

Type of workshop

Abstract text


Objectives: To discuss how a more effective collaboration between The Cochrane Collaboration and organizations engaged in healthcare improvement initiatives could become an important conduit to connect healthcare leaders with existing Cochrane reviews and, more significantly, provide valuable feedback to The Cochrane Collaboration on emerging issues for potential new systematic reviews in health services. Description: Workshop participants will have an opportunity to hear from and engage in discussion with a panel of healthcare delivery CEOs, healthcare improvement leaders and systematic review methodologists/experts to: 1. Discuss the role and importance of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in healthcare improvement work and major change initiatives. • Are there emerging issues and topics that could be supported by systematic reviews of evidence to advance change initiatives and improvement work in health services? 2. Discuss and explore the current and potential relationship between The Cochrane Collaboration and organizations engaged in creating and supporting healthcare improvement initiatives like the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI). • Can we envisage a more effective collaboration between Cochrane’s role in providing the best evidence for healthcare (through systematic reviews) and CFHI’s role in helping decision-makers use that information to better manage health services (through collaborations, leadership programs and improvement projects)?