Editorial

The Cochrane Corner in the SAMJ: Summaries of Cochrane systematic reviews for evidence-informed practice

Tamara Kredo, Taryn Young, Charles S Wiysonge, Michael McCaul, James Volmink

Abstract


This editorial introduces a regular contribution from Cochrane South Africa (http://www.mrc.ac.za/cochrane/cochrane.htm) to the South African Medical Journal, which will be called the ‘Cochrane Corner’. Our contribution takes the form of technical summaries of Cochrane systematic reviews handpicked for their relevance to South Africa and the African region. Our goal is to help ensure that the high-quality evidence in Cochrane reviews reaches a wider audience. 


Authors' affiliations

Tamara Kredo, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Taryn Young, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa; Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Charles S Wiysonge, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa; Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Michael McCaul, Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

James Volmink, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa; Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Cochrane systematic reviews; Evidence-informed practice

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(7):548. DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8035

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-04-29
Date published: 2015-09-21

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