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More than 30 years ago the epidemiologic pioneer, Archie Cochrane, highlighted the lack of an adequate knowledge base for many healthcare interventions. He drew attention to the need for evidence from rigorously designed studies to inform policy makers, practitioners, and service users.1 His ideas contributed to the development of the evidence-based medicine movement and to the Cochrane Collaboration. Today systematic reviews are accepted as essential tools …
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