Clinical epidemiology (CE) and evidence-based medicine (EBM) in the Asia pacific region (Round Table Forum)

Tin, Tin Su and Bulgiba, Awang and Sampatanukul, Pichet and Sastroasmoro, Sudigdo and Chang, Peter and Tharyan, Prathap and Lin, Vivian and Wong, Yut Lin (2013) Clinical epidemiology (CE) and evidence-based medicine (EBM) in the Asia pacific region (Round Table Forum). Preventive Medicine, 57 (Spp.). S5-S7. ISSN 0091-7435, DOI

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Clinical Epidemiology (CE) and Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) have become increasingly important in an era of rising costs, patient safety concerns and evidence-based health care. CE and EBM research in the Asia Pacific region have grown significantly. However, there are three main challenges such as linking evidence to practice and policy; developing a strong collaborative network; and a need for resources and technical expertise to produce evidence. The Cochrane Collaboration is a possible solution to resolve above challenges identified, particularly the challenge of transforming evidence to practice. In addition, training can be carried out to enhance technical expertise in the region and there is also the promising potential that collaborations could extend beyond systematic reviews. To improve the adoption of evidence-based health policy, selection of the best evidence for the right audience and focusing on the relevant issues through appropriate methodology are essential. Information on effectiveness and cost effectiveness needs to be highlighted for policy makers. The way forward to strengthen research and capacity building is to establish the Asia Pacific Consortium for CE and EBM. The consortium would help to create mutually rewarding scientific research and collaborations that will augur well for advances in CE and EBM.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical epidemiology; Evidence-based medicine; Evidence-based policy; Asia Pacific; Malaysia; Indonesia;Thailand; Taiwan; Australia
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2013 01:30
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 08:39

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