Readable, clinically-focused, actionable answers to inform point-of-care decision-making for health professionals.
Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making. Each CCA contains a clinical question, a short answer, and data for the outcomes from the Cochrane Review deemed most relevant to practising healthcare professionals. The evidence is displayed in a user-friendly tabulated format that includes narratives, data, and links to graphics.
CCAs are available with a Cochrane Library subscription or national license.
The following CCAs will be free until 31 January 2020:
- How does eszopiclone compare with placebo for adults with insomnia?
- How does mesh compare with non-mesh for inguinal hernia repair?
- Can exercise help prevent falls in older people living in the community?
- In children and adolescents with long-term physical conditions and depression and/or anxiety, do psychological therapies improve outcomes?
- Can providing incentives to stop smoking to adult smokers of mixed populations increase quit rates?
The following CCAs will be free until 31 March 2020:
- What are the effects of different types of psychological therapies on outcomes in both children with chronic illness and their parents?
- Can hypothermic machine perfusion increase success of deceased donor kidney transplantation compared with static cold storage?
- For women undergoing hysterectomy, how does robot-assisted surgery (RAS) compare with conventional laparoscopic surgery (CLS)?
- How does memantine compare with placebo for treating adults with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s disease?
- What are the effects of sumatriptan plus naproxen for adults with acute migraine attacks?
Get involved: The clinical answer is written either by a practicing clinician or by a CCA Editor, with the answer being peer-reviewed by a practicing clinician. If you would like to join the Clinical Answers authoring team, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are specifically looking for clinicians in the following areas: respiratory medicine; care of the elderly; cardiovascular medicine; pregnancy and childbirth; neurology - especially epilepsy; infectious disease; paediatrics; rheumatology; ENT; and urology.