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Cochrane Austria

Working together to provide the best evidence for health care.
Cochrane Austria

Cochrane

Cochrane is an international network of scientists. The main task of Cochrane is the creation, dissemination and updating of systematic reviews in medicine. These systematic reviews (Cochrane Reviews) are published in the database "The Cochrane Library".

 

Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. They investigate the effects of interventions (literally meaning to intervene to modify an outcome) for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting.

  

Each systematic review addresses a clearly formulated question; for example: Can antibiotics help in alleviating the symptoms of a sore throat? All the existing primary research on a topic that meets certain criteria is searched for and collated, and then assessed using stringent guidelines, to establish whether or not there is conclusive evidence about a specific treatment. The reviews are updated regularly, ensuring that treatment decisions can be based on the most up-to-date and reliable evidence.

 

Cochrane Reviews are designed to facilitate the choices that practitioners, consumers, policy-makers and others face in health care. No other organisation matches the volume, scope and range of healthcare topics addressed by Cochrane Reviews.

 

As well as covering hundreds of medical conditions and diverse healthcare topics such as injury prevention and natural treatments, Cochrane Reviews have an international appeal through their global coverage of healthcare issues affecting people in all countries and contexts, including resource-poor settings, where it is vital to ensure that funds are used to maximum benefit.

Without Cochrane Reviews, people making decisions are unlikely to be able to access and make full use of existing healthcare research.

 

Cochrane Austria

Cochrane Austria is located at the Department of Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Danube University Krems. The goals of Cochrane Austria are:

  1. To support Austrian scientists to create scientifically sound and independent information in the form of Cochrane Reviews.
  2. To provide a basis for evidence-based decisions in the Austrian health system.

Cochrane Austria was officially opened on 14.12.2010 at Danube University Krems.

 

 For detailed information on Cochrane Austria please visit the official website at www.cochrane.at.

 

 

Cochrane Austria

Contact and Information

Director of Cochrane Austria

Gerald Gartlehner, MD, MPH

Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2910
Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4910
E-Mail: gerald.gartlehner@donau-uni.ac.at
Website: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/ebm
Address:
Danube University Krems
Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems
Austria


Associate Director

Dr. Barbara Nußbaumer-Streit, Bakk. BSc MSc

Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2919
Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4910
E-Mail: barbara.nussbaumer-streit@donau-uni.ac.at
Website: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/ebm
Address:
Danube University Krems
Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str.30
3500 Krems
Austria


Lead of the Austrian node of Cochrane Public Health Europe

Mag. Ursula Griebler, PhD, MPH

Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2914
Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4910
E-Mail: ursula.griebler@donau-uni.ac.at
Website: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/ebm
Address:
Danube University Krems
Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems
Austria


Executive Assistants

Sandra Hummel

Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2916
Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4910
E-Mail: sandra.hummel@donau-uni.ac.at
Website: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/ebm
Address:
Donau-Universität Krems
Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems
Austria