It has been estimated that a physician would need to read 17 journal articles per day in order to keep abreast of all research relevant to a particular area of clinical practice. There has thus been increasing interest in the use of pre-appraised and synthesized evidence resources such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and evidence based clinical practice guidelines, as aids for clinical decision making. Cochrane reviews can act as an invaluable resource in summarizing health care literature and supporting decisions for more effective clinical practices.
Writing a Cochrane review offers a unique opportunity to share your expertise with an international audience and to be part of an organization that is inspiring people worldwide to support well-informed decisions about health care. If you are interested in writing a Cochrane systematic review, please learn more about the process here. There are also other roles that you can play in the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group.