Iain Chalmers

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Iain Chalmers, Coordinator, James Lind Initiative Iain Chalmers was founding director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (www.npeu.ox.ac.uk) between 1978 and 1992, and founding director of the UK Cochrane Centre (http://uk.cochrane.org/) between 1992 and 2002 (www.cochrane.nhs.uk). Since 2003, he has coordinated the James Lind Initiative. He edits The James Lind Library (www.jameslindlibrary.org) and Testing Treatments interactive English (www.testingtreatments.org), and he is a member of the Informed Health Choices team (www.informedhealthchoices.org). He contributed to the 2014 Lancet series on reducing waste and adding value in biomedical research, and he continues to lobby to reduce research waste (www.rewardalliance.net).

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An incomplete and misleading reading of Archie Cochrane

Iain Chalmers, founding director of Cochrane UK, comments on a recent publication in which the authors claim that Cochrane's 1972 book 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' was the inspiration for both the Cochrane Collaboration and the Evidence-Based Medicine movement, and that neither movement has paid sufficient attention to Cochrane's reference to the importance of 'care' in health care.