The Cochrane Collection brings together in one place research on the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions.
- Cochrane Collection
- Search the six Cochrane Collection databases simultaneously. The Collection combines the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) with the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Methodology Register. For detailed information about individual Cochrane Collection databases see below.
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- Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
- The CDSR is database of reviews which identify an intervention for a specific disease or other problem in health care, and determine whether this intervention works. To do this, authors locate, appraise and synthesize evidence from as many relevant scientific studies as possible. They summarize conclusions about effectiveness, and provide a unique collation of the known evidence on a given topic, so that others can easily review the primary studies for any intervention.
- Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR)
- CCTR is the Cochrane Collaboration's register of controlled trials. The register provides bibliographic information (i.e. abstracts rather than full-text) on over 530,000 reports of trials identified by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration. CCTR provides individual review authors with easy and reliable access to the maximum possible number of trials relevant to their review topic. Trials are identified from multiple sources, including searches of bibliographic databases, hand searches of many hundreds of journals and conference proceedings, and searches of other trial registers. Since the overriding aim is to create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews, all known controlled trials are included in CCTR irrespective of language of publication or where and when the studies were conducted.
- Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE)
- DARE includes structured abstracts of over 8000 systematic reviews from around the world, which have been evaluated by researchers at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in the UK. Only reviews which meet minimum quality criteria are included in DARE. Many of these reviews cover topics that have yet to be addressed in Cochrane reviews.
- Health Technology Assessments (HTA)
- Many organizations and government agencies around the world carry out health technology assessments. These assessments look at the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of health technologies (e.g. pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical and surgical procedures) with a view to informing policy decisions. The HTA database contains 4000 records of completed and ongoing assessments from members of INAHTA – the International Network of Agencies of Health Technology Assessment.
- Methodology Register (CMR)
- Intended for those who want to investigate a particular area or method relating to the science of systematic reviews. CMR is a rapidly expanding register of over 10,000 published reports of empirical studies of methods used in reviews. Similar to the trials register, CMR is intended to provide those doing Cochrane methodology reviews with easy access to the maximum number of relevant studies.
- NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
- Because health care resources are finite, decision-makers are becoming increasingly aware that information on costs needs to be considered alongside information on effectiveness. This database contains 14,000 published economic evaluations of health care interventions from around the world, and is maintained by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in the UK. A large proportion of these economic evaluations have been quality assessed and include a structured summary that outlines the practical implications.
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