About this Resource
The Cochrane Library is an electronic publication designed to supply high quality evidence to inform people providing and receiving care, and those responsible for research, teaching, funding and administration at all levels.
The Cochrane Library contains several databases:
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) includes the full text of the regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of health care prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration. The reviews are presented in two sections: complete reviews and protocols. Complete reviews are regularly updated Cochorane Reviews, prepared and maintained by the Collaborative Review Groups. Protocols are the background, objectives and methods of reviews currently being prepared (all include an expected date of completion.
The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) identifies the best quality systematic reviews being published. It complements the CDSR by offering a selection of quality assessed reviews in those subjects where there is currently no Cochrane review. As well as being selected on quality, DARE records form a brief critical appraisal of the review, offering an assessment of its methodology, results, conclusions and commenting on implications for the National Health Service (NHS). The citations have been derived from searches of several sources, conducted by the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD).
The NHS Economic Evaluation Database is a companion to the CRD Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE). It is a register of published economic evaluations of health care interventions. Economic evaluation records include a structured summary and a qualitative assessment together with details of any practical implications for the NHS. Biographical details are included for cost, economic methodology, and economic review evaluation papers. This is also available to search free via http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/.
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