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Opportunity to make PubMed more useful for health professionals in low-income countries (7)

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The most valuable issue regarding PubMed is the free access, and I agree it should remain free. For us, other than North America and West Europe, the free access to full papers is of the greatest importance, in order to accomplish reproducibility of some of the researches conducted in the developed countries. We can do that ONLY if we get the information about the methodology and data analysis as whole. Other issue is conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis. To perform such deep analysis, it is possible only by full access to the papers. So, my suggestion is (it will be too strong to say "requirement") to enable as much as possible free access Journals, taking into consideration the option for Open access Journals.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Elizabeta Zisovska
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HIFA profile: Elizabeta Zisovska is Chief of the Department of Neonatology, Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Macedonia. Professional interests include Pediatrics, Neonatology, Public health, Pharmacology and Clinical epidemiology; Consultancy in BFHI; External assessment of BFH (certified assessor); Quality assessment of perinatal health care services; Education within the field of neonatal health care; Performing systematic reviews (Cochrane methodology and GRADE methodology); Education within the clinical epidemiology and medical statistics; Consultancy in: pediatrics, neonatology, pharmacology-rational use of medicines in pediatrics; Consultancy in Public health. She is a member of the Pediatric Association of Macedonia and Vice President of the Perinatal Association of Macedonia. She has considerable experience in consulatncies and projects for WHO, UNICEF and other international organsiations. zisovska AT

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