The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched in February 2017 "Rehabilitation 2030: a call for action". This is likely to have a deep impact in the Health Systems in the next few years. The new Cochrane Rehabilitation Field has been invited by WHO as a relevant stakeholder in this effort. WHO recognizes the dramatic changes in health and demographic profiles of populations that are characterizing the 21st century. Main goals of WHO are to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, and to promote healthy life expectancy. Methods. Health systems and health policies are placing increased emphasis on services targeted at improving functioning, and not only at decreasing morbidity and mortality. According to WHO, rehabilitation could be an answer to this need. Cochrane's strategy becomes significant in this context, as it is based on the production of high-quality evidence through systematic reviews to inform health decision making. Results. Cochrane Rehabilitation is the appropriate instrument in this endeavour: its main goal is to convey to all rehabilitation professionals the best available evidence, but also to improve the Cochrane methods for evidence synthesis. This will help rehabilitation professionals to make decisions according to the best and most appropriate evidence. Conclusion. An important challenge of Cochrane Rehabilitation in the next future is to respond to the WHO "Rehabilitation 2030" call for action.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cochrane and World Health Organization "rehabilitation 2030: A call for action"|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Recenti Progressi in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2018|
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