The Cochrane Library has a database of “Systematic Reviews” which are reviews by experts who analyze large studies to find out what really matters.
Cochrane Summaries give us the gist of the reviews in plain language – something that an educated consumer can understand or a doctor can use to communicate with a patient or health consumer. This is also useful for medical students – it is a great starting point to understand what constitutes evidence. And every summary has a link to the “Structured abstract” as well as the full review, which is available to us free, thanks to the ICMR purchasing a country wide license for us in India!
Appeared in Volume 4 Issue 11 of QMedConnect