Cochrane Reviews: Four Proposals for Improvement

Currow, David C.; Higginson, Irene J.
November 2015
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Nov2015, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p906
Academic Journal
The article discusses the proposals of the Cochrane Collaboration to enhance health care in the U.S. Topics covered include the expansion of the collaboration in more than 100 countries. Also mentioned is the focus of the alliance on examining health policy priorities as well as determining researchers' interests.


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