Evidence Synthesis - What is it and why do we need it?

We encounter Evidence Syntheses on an almost day-to-day basis, but do we know what it is and why we need it?

Cochrane Ireland and Evidence Synthesis Ireland aims to build knowledge, awareness, and capacity in the methods used to gather and build evidence (known as evidence synthesis) and using it effectively to inform health and healthcare decisions in Ireland. Policy makers, healthcare institutions, clinicians, researchers and the public will stand to benefit.

Evidence synthesis, also sometimes called “systematic reviews”, is a way of combining information from multiple studies that have investigated the same thing, to come to an overall understanding of what they found. This helps determine how effective a certain treatment or drug is, or how people have experienced a particular health condition or treatment.

Friday, September 13, 2019