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Systematic Reviews (49) Q3 What is the role of SRs versus local research? (7)

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There are problems with relying mainly on local evidence when the local researh culture is weak, mainly observational, and often not peer reviewed. The whole architecture of reading, writing and publishing is faulty because the demands of 'publish or perish' encourages quantity rather than quality. Scholarship is better when it is global / international in scope and scrutiny. Context is important but before localising content it is even more important that the fundamentals meet international best practice.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Joseph Ana
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Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012.  He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act.  He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995.  He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007.

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