Answered By: Lisa Adriani Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016 Views: 62
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases in medicine and other healthcare specialties provided by the Cochrane Collaboration. At its core is the collection of Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The Cochrane Reviews are considered a leading resource for systematic reviews in health care.
A systematic review is a document often written by a panel that provides a comprehensive review of all relevant studies on a particular clinical or health-related topic. The systematic review is created after reviewing and combining all the information from both published and unpublished studies and then summarizing the findings.
One advantage of systematic reviews is that they are considered more reliable and accurate than individual studies. They are considered a highly evidence-based resource.
More information on how to use Cochrane can be found here on the Cochrane website.