Accessing Best Evidence


To mark the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, Cochrane, probably the world’s best-known source of best evidence for medicine who  works collaboratively with contributors around the world to produce authoritative, relevant, and reliable evidence, in the form of Cochrane Reviews, launched a new resource called Cochrane Global Ageing a collaborative venture who will work in partnership with complementary initiatives both within and external to Cochrane to provide a new gateway to optimising the health and wellbeing of ageing populations everywhere. To find out more about this resource and to access their evidence go to

It’s bound to be very useful as their resource base grows.

It might also be a good time to introduce you to something else on the Cochrane site called Special Collections. These collections bring together selected Cochrane Reviews and other external sources to provide a useful evidence overview on important healthcare topics. So far there are Special collections on Preventing Falls, Physical Activity and Exercise for Older People and Care Homes amongst other things. Worth a look maybe ?

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