Consumers' stories

Four consumers talk about why they consulted The Cochrane Library and Cochrane systematic reviews, what they expected to find, how they searched, what they did find and what difference that made to their decisions about treatment or the relationship with their doctor. 

Andrew's story

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer I needed to have some decent information.

Olivia's story

I have a chronic condition and I consult information on the internet for very specific treatment decisions.

Danielle's story

My husband and I had to make a decision about grommets for our son: looking at a Cochrane review helped to inform whether and when to have an operation.

Emma's story

I looked at the Cochrane Library because I needed to make a decision about whether to repair a shoulder injury. I had fallen off my bicycle.