Presentation on theme: "The Cochrane Library Update: SysNet Annual Lecture/ Conference Deborah Pentesco-Gilbert, Editorial Director, Publisher, The Cochrane Library, Wiley-Blackwell."— Presentation transcript:
The Cochrane Library Update: SysNet Annual Lecture/ Conference Deborah Pentesco-Gilbert, Editorial Director, Publisher, The Cochrane Library, Wiley-Blackwell
Update Agenda Background Who has access to The Cochrane Library Increasing dissemination through translations Impact of Cochrane Reviews New Presentations of SRs Journal Club; Clinical Answers and what users say they want Findings and recommendations
Background – Who has access? 3
Impact Factor = 6.186
Impact – Usage AuthorsTitle 1 Elizabeth Waters et al Interventions for preventing obesity in children ( / CD pub3) 2 Fiona Taylor et al Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease ( / CD pub4) 3 Lesley D Gillespie et al Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community ( / CD pub2) 4 Hiltje Oude Luttikhuis et al Interventions for treating obesity in children ( / CD pub2) 5 Meenu Singh et al Zinc for the common cold ( / CD pub3)
Cochrane Clinical Answers – in development
11 The Cochrane Library The Cochrane Perspective The Cochrane Consult What we tested
“Sounds like a great idea!” Respondents in all three segments indicated strong interest in a resource such as The Cochrane Library when the concept was explained to them. 12 A positioning statement was read beforehand, and the moderator generally followed up later in the interview with an explanation of Cochrane’s work and mission.
“Sounds like a great idea!”(cont’d) 13 The Cochrane Library is a collection of systematic reviews of health interventions for a wide variety of conditions. The reviews are conducted by a non-profit organization of volunteer healthcare practitioners. They synthesize and evaluate the findings of quality studies and clinical trials to provide an overview of the medical evidence for each treatment. The Positioning Statement Conveys clear benefit Ambiguous “These are people who care and are not doing it for a profit” – Macarius, Patient “If it was concise and accessible, this would be a big help” – Brian, Clinician “I hope it’s not just another tool for insurance companies to deny payments” – Andrew, Clinician “It sounds like this organization is going to read everything for me!”
“Sounds like a great idea!”(cont’d) 14 The “a-ha” moment tended to come when they realized that all important studies for a particular intervention were under review.