Cochrane Library

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The Cochrane Library is an electronic publication designed to supply high quality evidence in health care. It is updated quarterly and includes the following databases:

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is a collection of regularly updated reviews of the effects of health care.
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness is a collection of critical assessments and structured abstracts of systematic reviews published elsewhere.
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database is a register of published economic evaluations of health care interventions.
  • Health Technology Assessment Database is a collection of critical assessments of health care technology.
  • Cochrane Controlled Trials Register is a bibliography on controlled trials.
  • Cochrane Methodology Register (formerly called the Review Methodology Database) is a bibliography of articles and books on the science of research.

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