What is Cochrane Canada?
“Cochrane Canada is the Canadian arm of Cochrane – an independent global network of over 30,000 healthcare practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others. Cochrane works to turn the evidence generated through research into useful information for making everyday decisions about health.
Canada is one of 120 countries involved in this non-profit organization that promotes evidence-based decision-making in healthcare by producing high-quality systematic reviews that are free from commercial sponsorship.” -ccc.cochrane.org
In September 2015, Cochrane Canada’s funding will be discontinued, due to anunfortunate change in funding policy from The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), who has been the primary funder to Cochrane Canada. Allowing the doors to close with so much work left to be done will be detrimental, to say the least. At Medlior, we stand strong behind evidence-informed decision-making and for this reason we encourage funders and political leaders #saveCochraneCanada.
Over the last two decades Cochrane Canada has offered irrefutable value by fulfilling their mission of cultivating evidence-based decision-making through the use and accessibility of Cochrane Reviews. Without Cochrane Canada, health systems in Canada will lose a valuable aid for informing evidence-based practice and health care decisions.
For more information on Cochrane Canada and how you can help #saveCochraneCanada visit http://ccc.cochrane.org