Questions Are the Answer: New Cochrane Clinical Answers Database Informs Decision Making

Don’t have time to read lengthy systematic reviews for their patient-related evidence? Try using the new database Cochrane Clinical Answers to inform your patient care decisions. Its question-and-answer format uses PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes) precision to drill down to relevant topics. Data is gleaned from reviews in the Cochrane Library and updated when revisions occur. Topics range from dental to mental, all ages and most major medical specialties. Some areas are under development as the question repertoire expands.

To access Cochrane Clinical Answers, type Cochrane Clinical Answers into the Pitt Resources Quick Search box on the HSLS home page. This resource can also be found in the HSLS Databases A–Z list.

Cochrane Clinical Answers

Health care practitioners and professionals will find this resource easy to use, data-driven, and actionable. A comparable product might be BMJ’s Clinical Evidence which is also available via HSLS. Consider returning often to Cochrane Clinical Answers for evidence updates and growing subject coverage.

~Michele Klein-Fedyshin