Cochrane Consumers and Communication

The concept of a systematic review

The Centre for Health Communication and Participation is home to Cochrane Consumers and Communication. Cochrane Consumers and Communication is part of the international organisation, Cochrane. Cochrane is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to producing up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care for everyone to access. These assessments of the evidence are known as Cochrane reviews, and they are published to the Cochrane Library.

Cochrane is internationally recognised as the benchmark for high quality information about the effectiveness of health care.

With the support of an international editorial team, Cochrane Consumers and Communication publishes high quality reviews of the evidence about interventions (or approaches) which affect the way consumers interact with each other, or with health care professionals, health services and health researchers. Read more about Cochrane Consumers and Communication [PDF 617KB].

Evidence Bulletins

The Centre for Health Communication and Participation  also produces summaries of Cochrane Consumers and Communication reviews. These Evidence Bulletins present the key findings of our reviews in a simple, easily understood format. Evidence Bulletins generally focus on the relevance of the review findings to health policy makers and health service decision makers to promote evidence-informed policy in health communication and participation.