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Evidence based research for coping in emergencies goes online

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:926
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    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,

    “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, …

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