Cochrane produces trusted health information in the form of systematic reviews that are free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest.
Cochrane reviews have informed the daily decisions of health professionals, patients, carers, researchers, policymakers and healthcare funders around the globe for over 25 years. They are recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted health evidence.
Over 7,500 Cochrane reviews are available online in the Cochrane Library. Each review considers the evidence for the effects (benefits and harms) of different treatments, interventions and diagnostic tools, and includes a Plain Language Summary — which aims to make the findings accessible to everyone.
You can also conduct your own search of the Cochrane Library, and access editorials and special collections focusing on high profile health areas.
All Australians have free access to the Cochrane Library thanks to a national government-funded subscription provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC). For more information on Cochrane in our region visit Cochrane Australia or visit Cochrane.org for more details about Cochrane’s work around the globe.