ACP has been named to the new Cochrane US Network, which consists of some of the country's leading institutions in the research and practice of evidence-based medicine. Cochrane is a global leader and resource in evidence-informed health decision-making.
The Cochrane US Network will focus on producing high-quality evidence on priority topics for the United States; providing training to systematic review authors and health care practitioners, policymakers, and others in interpretation of Cochrane Reviews; and raising general awareness of the Cochrane evidence available to make well-informed health and health care decisions.
ACP is the only physician membership organization named as a network affiliate. To receive such a designation, affiliates must show a proven record of supporting evidence-based practice and expertise and competencies in systematic reviewing and evidence-informed health practice and policy. Amir Qaseem, MD, FACP, PhD, ACP's Vice President of Clinical Policy, will serve as the director of the Cochrane US Network.