The Cochrane Collaboration has withdrawn recent critical reviews.


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In November 2007 AJN published several articles on the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), including Donna Diers's brief report on two systematic reviews released in 2007 by the Cochrane Collaboration: Home-Based Support for Disadvantaged Teenage Mothers and Home-Based Support for Disadvantaged Adult Mothers. Those reports reviewed the research on programs such as the NFP and concluded that the evidence on the effectiveness of such home visits for high-risk mothers was inconclusive. Several people affiliated with the NFP, including its founder, David Olds, critiqued the Cochrane reviews, noting among other things that they mixed the NFP's nurse-visitation model with programs that used lay visitors or psychologists. They requested that the reviews be withdrawn; the Cochrane Collaboration has done so and posted the critique, with a note saying that the reviews will be published again "following investigation, revision, and further peer review." (See http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD006723/frame. and http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD003759/frame..)