Recommendations to increase the impact of maternal and childbirth health systematic reviews in the Americas

Authors

  • Frédérique A Jacquérioz,

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    1. Center for Evidence-Based Global Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA, and
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  • José M. Belizán,

    1. Center for Evidence-Based Global Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA, and
    2. Department of Maternal and Child Health, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Pierre Buekens

    1. Center for Evidence-Based Global Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA, and
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Dr Frédérique A. Jacquérioz, Center for Evidence-based Global Health, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Ste 1820, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA.
E-mail: fjacque@tulane.edu

Summary

This paper summarises the discussions and the recommendations formulated during a meeting in March 2007 on the challenges and strategies to increase the impact of maternal and childbirth health systematic reviews in the Americas. The discussions addressed three specific themes: (1) performing systematic reviews (2) updating existing reviews, and (3) diffusing and implementing evidence into practice. Practical recommendations were devised for each theme in small group discussions.

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