The Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet: Knowledge transfer to assist decision making in Indigenous health
Aboriginal Studies Press
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
Kurongkurl Katitjin / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications / Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
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.