From patient uncertainty to WHO policy in two years: a GP's experience of preparing and maintaining a Cochrane review

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Abstract

Clinical encounters in daily practice can provide a fertile ground for identifying uncertainties that require further investigation. Addressing such uncertainties by undertaking a Cochrane review can be a rewarding educational process and result in important contributions to health care policy. This paper describes the experiences of a UK GP undertaking a Cochrane review whilst working in clinical practice. It outlines some of the practical issues when starting a review, the importance of effective mentorship and collaboration, the power of the modern medical media (BMJ, Wikipedia) and engaging with policy makers (WHO).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-7
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of General Practice
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • General Practice/methods
  • General Practitioners/organization & administration
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Mentors
  • Review Literature as Topic
  • Uncertainty
  • World Health Organization

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