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Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)

CENTRAL contains over 300,000 bibliographic references to controlled trials in health care. Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration along with the National Library of Medicine (U.S.) and Reed Elsevier (The Netherlands).


Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Full text of the regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration. Coverage: Current. Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Cochrane Library

High-quality, independent evidence includes Cochrane reviews plus additional databases including Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials,  Cochrane Methodology Register, Health Technology Assessment Database, and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database. 

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE)

A full-text database containing critical assessments and structured abstracts of systematic reviews from medical journals from around the world. It covers topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment. Produced by the National Health Services' Center for Reviews and Dissemination (NHS CRD) at the University of York, England.  Databases still searchable but records not added after March 2015.

International HTA Database

Bibliographic information about ongoing and published health technology assessments commissioned or undertaken by HTA organisations from around the world.  Includes studies on medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions.  Database was previously produced by the, .  Information on ongoing studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions.  Produced by the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) and is currently produced by INAHTA.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED)

Provides cost-benefit analyses about healthcare interventions, with more than 6000 abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations.   Intended to assist decision-makers by systematically identifying and describing economic evaluations, appraising their quality and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses. Produced by the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) through March 2015.