About us

Welcome to Cochrane Anaesthesia (CARG)

We are part of Cochrane which is an international not-for-profit independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide.  

We are an international group of vibrant clinicians and statisticians, supported by administrative assistance, Information Specialist and a Managing Editor, aiming to produce and disseminate systematic reviews of healthcare interventions in the peri-operative care of people undergoing surgery, and includes general issues common to many such patients as well as reviews focused on particular types of surgery or patient. 


The first informational meeting was held during the European Society of Anaesthesiologists' Annual Meeting in Barcelona (April 1998), followed by informational meetings in Orlando during the American Society of Anesthesiologists' annual meeting (1998) and at the Cochrane Colloquium in Baltimore (October 1998). The exploratory meeting was held in Amsterdam (May, 1999) and Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical, and Emergency Care Group was registered within the Cochrane on February 8, 2000.


In 2018, Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical, and Emergency Care Group split into two separate Groups: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care. Cochrane Anaesthesia would welcome your help and participation through writing reviews; peer reviewing, statistical editing, hand searching journals or translating articles. Please contact us