A transparent and evidence-based priority-setting process promotes the optimal use of resources to improve health outcomes. Decision-makers and funders have begun to increasingly engage representatives of patients and healthcare consumers to ensure that research becomes more relevant. However, disadvantaged groups and their needs may not be integrated into the priority-setting process since they do not have a “political voice” or are unable to organise into interest groups. Equitable priority-setting methods need to balance patient needs, values, experiences with population-level issues and issues related to the health system.
Read the full paper published by Dr. Soumyadeep B et al at Indian Journal of Medical Ethics here (Click: Open Access)
The Cochrane Collaboration held its annual Colloquium for the first time in South Asia at Hyderabad , India in September 2014. Dr. Soumyadeep B presented a poster to analyse the growth of The Cochrane Collaboration in India. As a vehement supporter of open data the poster is also made available here. The same will also be archived at the 2014 Colloquium Official website. Click on link below or the Image for downloading a pdf of it.
The 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad saw a special session on “Setting research agendas: balancing public health and patient level priorities” on 25th September 2014, . The session organised by the Cochrane Agenda and Priority Setting Methods Group (CAPSMG) had the following format :
Session Co-Chairs Roberto D’Amico & Damian Francis
Rebecca Armstrong: Priority setting: the CPHG experience
Robert Dellavalle & ChanteKarimkhani :On the Global Burden of Disease project and how it can help set priorities vis-a-vis public health and patient level priorities
Soumyadeep Bhaumik : Perspective of different stakeholders in a research priority setting of a public health problem in LMIC
Kevin Pottie: Priority Setting for Guidelines and Interventions
Vivian Welch: Cochrane Agenda and Priority Setting Methods Group (CAPSMG)
Discussion Session : ROLE PLAY where participants took roles as policy makers, clinicians and members of the public for deciding priority for Ebola and Sin taxes for Sugar Sweetened Beverages.
Dr. Soumyadeep B presentation at the session is attached and free to use under CC-BB-NY-SA (Click)
Cochrane, the global leader in evidence-informed health is for the first time in its more than 20 year history (the first Cochrane Centre opened in Oxford,UK in October 1992 ) is for the first time holding its annual colloquium in India, or for that matter in South Asia.
The 22nd Cochrane Colloquium takes place in Hyderabad, India from 21-26 September, 2014 with the theme ‘Evidence-informed public health: opportunities and challenges’. The event is landmark especially when seen in the background of the impending evidence based medicine as well as universal health coverage in South Asia.The event will see Professor Gordon Guyatt delivering the Annual Cochrane Lecture and plenaries conducted and chaired by global leaders on EBM,public health and policies with the following themes :
1. East meets West: Evidence-Informed Public Health; Concepts, Context, Opportunities, Challenges,
2.Public Health: the context, the vision, the opportunities
3.Capacity Development: Challenges and Innovations
4.Cochrane Reviews: Assuring Quality and Relevance
5.Advocating for Evidence: Improving Health Decision-Making through Advocacy, Partnerships and Better Communication
Five Special themed session which will highlight important issues on the following theme are also scnheduled and their are inumerable workshops held.There are about 88 oral presentations and more than hundred posters.