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 an international editorial team who coordinate the production and publication of Cochrane reviews about how people interact with and experience health care (i.e. 'communication and participation'). The Cochrane reviews produced by Consumers and Communication include two types of systematic reviews. The first are called intervention reviews and these summarise the effects of trials of any type of intervention for communication or participation. The second are called qualitative evidence syntheses, and in these the authors summarise the findings of qualitative studies about people’s experiences or views about health or care.

What is Cochrane?

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 on the Cochrane Library.

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

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