HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Cochrane Collaboration update

New and updated Cochrane Reviews highlighted on their website in November/December are:

  • Prophylactic oxytocin for the third stage of labour to prevent postpartum haemorrhage
  • Assisted reproductive technology: an overview of Cochrane Reviews
  • Exercise programs for people with dementia
  • Pimozide for schizophrenia or related psychoses
  • Prophylactic antibiotic therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of lay health worker programmes to improve access to maternal and child health: qualitative evidence synthesis
  • Targeting intensive glycaemic control versus targeting conventional glycaemic control for type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Computerized advice on drug dosage to improve prescribing practice
  • Non-specialist health worker interventions for the care of mental, neurological and substance-abuse disorders in low- and middle-income countries
  • Triclosan/copolymer containing toothpastes for oral health

There are also three new editorials that link into work that we are undertaking:

Reviews of qualitative evidence: a new milestone for Cochrane
A Metin Gülmezoglu, Jackie Chandler, Sasha Shepperd & Tomás Pantoja

Cochrane and capacity building in low- and middle-income countries: where are we at?
Taryn Young, Paul Garner, Tamara Kredo, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Prathap Tharyan & Jimmy Volmink

Should The Cochrane Collaboration be producing reviews of efficiency?
Mike Drummond, Ian Shemilt & Luke Vale, on behalf of the Campbell and Cochrane Economic Methods Group