Understanding Evidence-Based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action

Many readers of this blog follow our Understanding Research series developed by our very own Andrea Lythgoe, LCCE. Here’s another learning resource for those interested in deepening their understanding of the fundamentals of evidence-based healthcare.

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Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare, a collaborative project of the U.S. Cochrane Center has developed a free online course in six parts that look in-depth with real-world examples about how evidence can be the foundation for action. As the project director, Kay Dickerson, says, “We’re only going to get evidence-based healthcare in this country through consumer activism.”

Lamaze International along with other maternity care advocacy organizations including Childbirth Connection and Our Bodies Ourselves are members of CUE. Here’s an inspiring video about CUE and the importance of consumer involvement in pushing for evidence-based care in the U.S.

4 Comments

Understanding Evidence-Based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action

May 20, 2010 07:00 AM by Meg
This might be a strange question, but what is the opposite of evidence-based care? Experimental care? What would those who practice this call it?

Understanding Evidence-Based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action

May 21, 2010 07:00 AM by Molly Remer, MSW, ICCE, CCCE, CBE
Good resources. Thanks!

Understanding Evidence-Based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action

June 1, 2010 07:00 AM by Science & Sensibility » ‘Tis the (Conference) Season: Come share, connect, and learn
[...] hands of engaged, connected consumers, because, as Kay Dickerson from the Cochrane Collaboration says, “We’ll only get evidence-based healthcare in this country through consumer [...]

Understanding Evidence-Based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action

July 26, 2010 07:00 AM by Science & Sensibility » Shake it up: Why we need research and activism to change maternity
[...] also reminds me of Kay Dickerson of the Cochrane Collaboration who said, “We are only to get evidence-based healthcare in this country through consumer [...]

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