Evidence based research for coping in emergencies goes onlineBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.926-a (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:926
- Lynn Eaton
People called in to help in health emergencies, such as the recent tsunami in Asia, will be able to get comprehensive up to date evidence based information, from a single source, on best treatments and approaches to handle such a crisis, thanks to the latest measures by the Cochrane Collaboration.
The collaboration has pooled together a database summarising the effectiveness of various interventions in crisis situations, from cholera vaccination to effective interventions for post-traumatic stress, available free on its website, www.cochrane.org.
“This will provide a unique resource for people making policy decisions about the types of health care to provide, as well as people who are planning, providing, …