Jane Cracknell

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BACKGROUND Evidence-based decision making relies on easy access to trustworthy research results. The Cochrane Library is a key source of evidence about the effect of interventions and aims to "promote the accessibility of systematic reviews to anyone wanting to make a decision about health care". We explored how health professionals found, used and(More)
IMPLICATIONS This article illustrates the basic principles of evidence-based medicine and the work within the Cochrane Collaboration and the Cochrane Anesthesia Review Group. It describes how important randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews are in providing the best evidence to answer clinically relevant questions.
This year has marked the 20th anniversary of the Cochrane Collaboration. During its lifetime, theCollaborationhas become recognized around the world as the largest organization worldwide concerned with the production, dissemination, and maintenance of highest quality systematic reviews for healthcare. The Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group (CARG) within the(More)
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