The Cochrane Collaboration is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Cochrane contributors – 37,000 from more than 130 countries – work together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Cochrane reviews are recognized as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.

Cochrane South Asia, based in Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore- India, is a part of the Cochrane Collaboration. Cochrane South Asia’s vision is that health care decisions in the south Asian region should be informed by reliable and relevant evidence.

Anand Viswanathan works in a research position at Cochrane South Asia. Prior to this, he worked as a rehabilitation physician at CMC Vellore. He is a firm believer in ‘shared decision making’  and ‘patient-centered clinical research’  being key to achieving optimal population healthcare. These blog-posts are intended to do just what the title suggests- present in a nutshell the best available scientific evidence about the usefulness of healthcare interventions relevant to the South Asian region.

If you have suggestions or requests for evidence nutshells about specific interventions, do write to us:

Twitter: @anandtmc, @sasiancc

Email : cochrane@cmcvellore.ac.in


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