Introducing Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care

Message from Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care’s Senior Editor, Dr Michael Brown

Welcome to Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care, one of Cochrane’s Review Group Networks launching in 2018.

The formation of this thematic network is part of Cochrane’s CRG Transformation Programme, which sets out the changes we will be making to ensure Cochrane addresses the challenges it faces in relation to the production of a comprehensive collection of timely, high-quality reviews that are most relevant to our stakeholders.

Our Networks provide an opportunity to optimize leadership and support at a new editorial level within Cochrane. Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care consists of five Cochrane Review Groups:

  •     Acute Respiratory Infections
  •     Anaesthesia
  •     Emergency and Critical Care
  •     Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma
  •     Injuries


These Cochrane Review Groups will work together to produce systematic reviews covering topics relating to acute and emergent conditions, and to assist decision-makers who access and use of Cochrane evidence in their work. Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care aims to provide the best source of accurate and up-to-date information, especially about prevention, early detection, and urgent treatment.

I am delighted to be sharing our new Network with you; together with our reviews, knowledge, and resources across many topics, we will achieve Cochrane’s mission of promoting evidence-based medicine for health decision-making across the globe.

My best wishes,

Dr Michael Brown
Senior Editor
Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care