Cochrane Clinical Answers

Cochrane Clinical Answers: Instant access to high-quality evidence

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Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews. The evidence is displayed in a user friendly format, mixing narrative, numbers and graphics. The target audience for Cochrane Clinical Answers is healthcare practitioners and professionals, and other informed health care decision-makers. Cochrane Clinical Answers have been developed by Cochrane Innovations Ltd. and Wiley Online Library.

Get practical evidence for healthcare decision-making with Cochrane Clinical Answers, a new physician-focused resource from the Cochrane Library. Based on the high-quality evidence of Cochrane systematic reviews, this clinical support tool provides evidence-based answers when and where you need them most, making it easy to find authoritative answers to your clinical questions. Cochrane Clinical Answers focuses on important patient-centered outcomes, enabling you to apply the results of Cochrane reviews in practice.

Cochrane Clinical Answers are developed using a rigorous process, ensuring that the information you access reflects the latest research. New questions are continually added to ensure broad coverage across a range of medical topics. This evidence-based resource is designed for access at the point of care, providing you with the highest-quality research for use in your daily practice.

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Please see below schedule for interactive CCA webinars. Click the link for the time you wish to attend and follow the instructions.

Please note: all times are recorded according to British Summer Time (UTC+1 hr).

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Tony Aburrow Tuesday 4 July 15:45 - 16:15 (BST)

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Tony Aburrow

Tony Aburrow, Associate Editor, joined Wiley in September 2014 to work on the publication of the Cochrane Library and Cochrane derivatives, including Cochrane Clinical Answers. Tony's background is in digital publishing, having previously edited online resources for British Gymnastics and currently publishes the Evidence Aid website, produced in partnership with Wiley and Cochrane.  

Dr Jane Burch

Jane Burch, Editor, joined the Cochrane Editorial Unit in March 2014 to work on the production of Cochrane Clinical Answers. Jane worked as a systematic reviewer for 10 years, producing and disseminating the results of intervention reviews, and reviews of diagnostic and prognostic tests. During this time, Jane also produced critical abstracts for the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE).

Karen Pettersen

Karen Pettersen, Editor, joined John Wiley & Sons Ltd. in January 2012 to work on the development of Cochrane Clinical Answers. Karen has extensive experience of systematic reviewing, having been involved with the BMJ Publishing Group’s EBM journal, Clinical Evidence, since its inception in 1999.

Dr Sera Tort - Clinical Editor

Dr Sera Tort

Sera Tort, Clinical Editor, joined the Cochrane Editorial Unit in July 2013 to work on Cochrane Clinical Answers. Sera has been involved with Cochrane since 2002, when she started working at the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre as a Managing Editor and Joint Co-ordinating Editor of the Lung Cancer Group, among other projects. Sera worked for several years as a family doctor before joining Cochrane.

What you will learn:

  • What are Cochrane Clinical Answers?
  • Who produces Cochrane Clinical Answers?
  • What do Cochrane Clinical Answers look like?
  • Why are they important?
  • How do you access them?

Who should attend:

  • Doctors
  • Health care professionals (nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists)
  • Decision makers in hospitals, clinics, and general practice
  • Medical and Research Librarians