The Cochrane Library

Denmark and Norway have free access to the Cochrane Library due to government-funded national subscriptions. We work towards gaining free access for all also in Finland, Poland, Russia and Sweden. 

The Nordic countries are strong contributors to the Cochrane Library; measured by number of reviews per one million inhabitants, Denmark was ranked 6, Norway 10 and Finland 11 in a survey from 2011. 

The top 5 most downloaded Cochrane reviews and articles in 2017:

Denmark

1 Direct-acting antivirals for chronic hepatitis C
2 Industry sponsorship and research outcome
3 Nutrition support in hospitalised adults at nutrional risk
Aluminium adjuvants used in vaccines versus placebo or no intervention
Pulmonary rehabilitation following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Finland

Pulmonary rehabilitation following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Powered versus manual toothbrushing for oral health
Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation
Tobacco packaging design for reducing tobacco use
Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults


Norway

1 Exercise for depression
Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome
Music-based therapeutic interventions for people with dementia
Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
Continuous support for women during childbirth

Poland

Smartphone and tablet self-management apps for asthma
Laetrile treatment for cancer
Selective versus routine use of episiotomy for vaginal birth
Clinical assessment to screen for the detection of oral cavity cancer and potentially malignant disorders in apparently healthy adults
Selenium supplementation for Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Russia

1 Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation
2 Interventions for vitiligo
Saline nasal irrigation for acute upper respiratory tract infections
Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness
Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold

Sweden

Exercise for depression
Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants
Exercise in prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression among children and young people
Preventing occupational stress in healthcare workers