Cochrane collaboration


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Coch·rane collaboration

(kok'răn),
a worldwide network of clinical epidemiologists who review and publish results of randomized controlled trials. The aim is to provide improved data for use in evidence-based medicine and for setting clinical practice guidelines.
See also: evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines.

Cochrane Collaboration

A UK-based international organisation/initiative by researchers, medical practitioners, and patients/consumers which prepares, maintains, and disseminates systematic reviews of the effects of health care, which are published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and maintained in The Cochrane Library.

Coch·rane col·lab·or·a·tion

(kok'răn kŏ-lab'ŏr-ā'shŭn)
A worldwide network of clinical epidemiologists who review and publish results of randomized controlled trials. The aim is to provide improved data for use in evidence-based medicine and for setting clinical practice guidelines.
See also: evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines
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