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Centre for the History of Evaluation in Health Care


The papers of the Centre for the History of Evaluation in Health Care, set up by the University of Wales College of Medicine Library, and carried forward by Cardiff University after their merger. Papers are held for a range of people and organisations associated with Archie Cochrane, or following his evidence-based approach to health care evaluation. These include the Cochrane Secretariat, Miles Irving, Walter Holland, Fiona Godlee, Muir Gray, David Bainton, Bill Miall, Adrian Grant and Peter Armitage. Papers for Archie Cochrane and Austin Bradford Hill are also held, at Archie Cochrane Library, Llandough.

Date range: 20th century

Significance:  Of international significance

Size: 43 metres of papers.

Languages:  English

Keywords:  Medicine, randomised trials, evaluative health care, evidence based medicine.

Notes: See also the papers of the UK Cochrane Centre, and the personal papers of the epidemiologists Sir Iain Chalmers and John Pemberton, listed separately.