Research Group for Evidence-Based Health Care
Generating evidence to aid health care decisions in Nigeria and Africa at large
Evidence for action: "Evidence-based health care is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients or the delivery of health services. Current best evidence is up-to-date information from relevant, valid research about the effects of different forms of health care, the potential for harm from exposure to particular agents, the accuracy of diagnostic tests, and the predictive power of prognostic factors" (Cochrane, 2013)"
We synthesize and critically analyze multiple research studies or papers with the aim of answering specific health care related question.
We determine the safety and effectiveness/efficacy of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use.
We compare the value of one pharmaceutical or medical device to another with the aim of aiding health decision making for efficient use of resources.