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The Cochrane Consumer Network (CCNET) exists to support health care users, their parents and carers learn about evidence-based healthcare. It encourages consumers throughout the world to give their perspectives and help set priorities for health care.

The Network promotes the use of evidence-based healthcare to guide well-informed decisions about health care. CCNet offers communication support and training on using evidence to enable consumers to sift through the facts and benefit from The Cochrane Collaboration’s systematic reviews on evidence-based healthcare.

How do consumers participate?

The Cochrane Collaboration invites consumers to work collaboratively with healthcare providers and researchers in over 50 areas of disease-based health care to ensure that evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions is accessible to the public. Its core function is to provide consumer input into developing and utilising the best evidence in health care.