Title

The Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet: Knowledge transfer to assist decision making in Indigenous health

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Aboriginal Studies Press

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

2921

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Thomson, N. J. (2005). The Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet: Knowledge transfer to assist decision making in Indigenous health. In Taylr L, Ward G, Genderson G,Davis R,Wallis L (Eds.). The power of knowledge the resonance of tradition (pp. 141-153). Location: Aboriginal Studies Press.Original book available here.

Abstract

There has been increasing recognition in recent years of the need for the health (and other) sectors to develop better ways of disseminating research and other relevant information by the full range of decision makers in health (and other fields).' Recognition of this need is not original, but received a major stimulus in 1972 by Archie Cochrane's treatise on effectiveness and efficiency in health services (Cochrane 1972). Cochrane's work triggered the so-called evidence-based medicine (EBM) movement, which led eventually to the establishment in 1993 of the international Cochrane collaboration (2003). The Cochrane Collaboration and similar organisations have already made major contributions to the nlerucal evidence base, particularly for clinical interventions.