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. CCAs form a key strand of Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation strategy, providing concise, evidence-based answers to Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome (PICO) clinical questions based on Cochrane Reviews. The product was developed in partnership between Cochrane and Wiley and in 2018 became part of the suite of databases available to all Cochrane Library subscribers.
Each CCA contains a clinical question, a short answer, and data for the outcomes from the Cochrane Review deemed most relevant to practicing healthcare professionals, our target audience. The evidence is displayed in a user-friendly tabulated format that includes narratives, data, and links to graphics.
Dr Christopher Bunt, MD, FAAFP, Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, USA holds the honorary position of Editor in Chief (EiC) of CCAs and oversees the development and implementation of editorial policies for CCAs, guides editorial strategy decisions and ensures the quality of CCA content.