COVID-19: Making sense of health information

Knowing which health information to trust and which to ignore can be hard. You might get conflicting information from many people who claim to have the answers. While thispage is about assessing how reliable health information is in general, it can be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cochrane believes that everyone should be able to make decisions about health care based on the most reliable evidence available. How can I make informed health choices? Cochrane has developed a free online training programme called  Cochrane Evidence Essentials. It is an easy-to-follow introduction to Evidence Based Medicine, clinical trials, and Cochrane evidence. It is designed for patients, care givers, family members, policy makers, and members of the healthcare team.You will be guided through the modules  by the personal learning journey of ‘Eleni’, a fictional consumer. The modules are presented in the form of a story, but you are free to skip this and explore the learning in any way you choose. The learning is interactive, with things to read, film and audio, quizzes, and ways to check your learning. There are links to further resources if you wish to continue learning about a particular topic.This learning has been co-produced by healthcare consumers, researchers, and   a range of experts. It's free to use and a fun way to learn about making informed health choices!Where can I find information I can trust?In the ever-changing ...
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