Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination CRD Databases

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination CRD Databases [] - The CRD databases have become a key resource for health professionals, policy makers and researchers around the world. The literature evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health care interventions is growing year on year, and these studies can be difficult and time consuming to identify and appraise. The databases assist decision-makers by systematically identifying and describing systematic reviews and economic evaluations, appraising their quality and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses.

DARE contains over 5000 abstracts of quality assessed systematic reviews on the effects of interventions used in health and social care. Details of Cochrane reviews and protocols are also included. NHS EED contains over 7000 abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations. HTA brings together details of over 7000 completed and ongoing health technology assessments from around the world. The database is produced in collaboration with the INAHTA Secretariat, based at SBU, Sweden. [Description provided by CRD]

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