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 2016:

Denmark

Methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
2 Screening for breast cancer with mammography
3 Acupuncture for neck disorders
4 Motor control exercise for chronic non-specific low-back pain
5 Physical fitness training for stroke patients


Finland

1 Exercise for depression
2 Powered versus manual toothbrushing for oral health
3 Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants
4 Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation
5 Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness


Norway

1 Exercise for depression
Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
Audit and feedback: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes
Exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee
Group-based parent training programmes for improving emotional and behavioural adjustment in young children

Poland

Smartphone and tablet self-management apps for asthma
Laetrile treatment for cancer
Rapid viral diagnosis for acute febrile respiratory illness in children in the Emergency Department
Interventions for preventing and treating low-back and pelvic pain during pregnancy
Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults

Russia

1 Systemic antibiotics for symptomatic apical periodontitis and acute apical abscess in adults
Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness
Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in adults and children
Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation
Arbidol for preventing and treating influenza in adults and children

Sweden

Exercise for depression
Motor control exercise for chronic non-specific low-back pain
Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
Antibiotics for acute bronchitis
Continuous support for women during childbirth