Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

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The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) is a health services research centre based at the University of York, England. The CRD was established in January 1994, and aims to provide research-based information for evidence-based medicine. The CRD carries out systematic reviews and meta-analyses of healthcare interventions, and disseminates the results of research to decision-makers in the NHS. It also maintains three databases (DARE, NHS EED and the HTA database - all published as part of the Cochrane Library as well as on the CRD's own website) and publishes a number of regular reports including Effective Health Care and Effectiveness Matters.

The CRD is funded by the UK Department of Health's NHS Research and Development Programme, as well as from a number of other sources.

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