What do we mean by consumers?
Cochrane's health care consumers include patients, carers and family members; people who work paid or unpaid for an organisation that supports the aim of Cochrane (for example a not-for-profit organisation, patient-led or patient advocacy group).
Cochrane's Statement of Principles for Consumer Involvement in Cochrane
In 2017 Cochrane adopted a Statement of Principles. It believes consumer involvement is vital to Cochane's work as it:
|How can consumers get involved in CEV?|
|What are the expectations for CEV review author teams?||CEV highly recommends our review author teams involve consumers at all stages in their review. We ask our review authors to set out their plans for consumer involvement in the Review Proposal Form.|
|What support is there available for review authors to involve consumers?|
CEV can support and help our review teams to identify consumers to: