Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cochrane Evidence Aid: Resources for Earthquake and Storm Recovery

Emergency fracture and physical trauma care, wound therapy, and use of lay workers are some of the systematic review topics currently being offered free by Cochrane Evidence Aid: Resources for Earthquakes in response to the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines. Decision-makers will appreciate these evidence-based systematic Cochrane Reviews that evaluate “healthcare topics that have been identified as important in the aftermath of a major earthquake.”

11-13-2013 update: sadly, the Philippines has also been struck by Typhoon Haiyan. In response, Evidence Aid is now offering storm-related resources, too.

"Evidence Aid seeks to highlight which interventions work, which don’t work, which need more research, and which, no matter how well meaning, might be harmful; and to provide this information to agencies and people planning for, or responding to, disasters."

Websites ReferencedEvidence Aid
Cochrane Library
Philippines earthquake 10-16-2013
Storm Disaster Recovery Resources