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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 42 (2000) 6, 423 - 428

Short report

Cochrane-speak: An introduction

J. van Os

A number of practical examples is used to illustrate the terminology that can be encountered in the systematic reviews of the Cochrane Library. The terms odds ratio, Mantel-Haenszel odds ratio, confidence interval, funnel plot, numbers needed to treat, numbers needed to harm, likelihood ratio for a positive test result, pre-test probability and post-test probability are reviewed.

keywords Cochrane Library, epidemiology, evidence-based psychiatry