The work group deals with the planning, analysis and critical interpretation of clinical trials in many areas, with emphasis on emergency medicine and critical care. There is close cooperation with working groups within and outside the Medical University of Vienna. Systematic review and meta-analysis primarily in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine is a key area of the work group. This includes meta-analysis of diagnostic studies and interventional studies. The working group is active in two Review Groups of the CochraneCollaboration (CochraneAnaesthesia Review Group and Cochrane Heart Group) in the preparation of Cochrane Reviews, as well as in editorial activities. The working group is active in the gradual and postgraduate teaching of methods of clinical epidemiology to convey, furthermore method-oriented journal clubs are organized.
Contact: Herkner, Harald, Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.univ. MSc.