We performed a pilot study to assess the current state of reporting of context and implementation in studies of global health interventions.
May 1, 2014
Systematic reviews are a cornerstone of evidence-based medicine but are useful only if up-to-date.
Feb 1, 2014
Evidence-based decision-making is critical to informing policy in global health interventions and programs.
Jul 1, 2013
Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices
The goal of this project was to conduct a systematic literature review evaluating the evidence for a large number of patient safety practices.
Mar 1, 2013
Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices : Executive Summary
The authors review patient safety practices for evidence of effectiveness, implementation, and adoption.
Mar 1, 2013
Hospital Fall Prevention: A Systematic Review of Implementation, Components, Adherence, and Effectiveness
Better reporting of outcomes, implementation, adherence, intervention components, and comparison group information is necessary to establish evidence on how hospitals can successfully prevent falls.
Machine Learning Methods in Systematic Reviews: Identifying Quality Improvement Intervention Evaluations
Electronic searches typically yield far more citations than are relevant, and reviewers spend a substantial amount of time screening titles and abstracts to identify potential studies eligible for inclusion in a review.
Sep 1, 2012
Probiotics for the Prevention and Treatment of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Evidence suggests that probiotics are associated with a reduction in antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD).
May 1, 2012
Reviews and documents the existing evidence base for interventions to prevent falls in hospitals, provides an overview of the performance of existing tools with known measurement properties, and compiles available online resources.
Mar 2, 2012
The amount of additional heterogeneity in effect sizes is a crucial factor in determining when associations between quality and effect sizes can be detected.
Examines the empirical evidence for associations between a set of proposed quality criteria and estimates of effect sizes in randomized controlled trials across a variety of clinical fields and to explore variables potentially influencing the association.
Jun 1, 2011
The existing scientific literature does not adequately address questions about the safety of probiotics.
Systematic Review: Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis
Compares the benefits in fracture reduction and the harms from adverse events of various therapies for osteoporosis.