What can equity do for you?

Equity issues are an important element in health interventions, influencing the selection of health problems to be addressed, and modifying the effects of the interventions we use. The following recorded webinar explores some of the ways in which equity issues can be incorporated into Cochrane systematic reviews.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • describe the different ways in which equity can be considered in a systematic review
  • develop a plan to incorporate equity considerations into your Cochrane review

Author information: 
Ueffing, Erin; Tugwell, Peter; Petticrew, Mark; Welch, Vivian; Kristjansson, Betsy; Pardo Pardo, Jordi

Recorded webinar (with audio), presented by Erin Ueffing and Jordi Pardo Pardo from the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, hosted by Adrienne Stevens of Cochrane Canada.
Presentation updated: 28 January 2010

Additional guidance from the Equity Methods Group has been published in the following paper:
Tugwell P, Petticrew M, Kristjansson E, Welch V, Ueffing E, Waters E, Bonnefoy J, Morgan A, Doohan E, Kelly MP. Assessing equity in systematic reviews: realising the recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. BMJ. 2010 Sep 13;341:c4739. doi:10.1136/bmj.c4739.