EPOC resources for review authors



INTRODUCTION

These resources provide guidance for authors of Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) reviews. They have been developed by the EPOC editorial team. They are intended as a supplement to the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, and are updated as needed.

PROPOSING A NEW REVIEW

CRITERIA FOR REGISTERING A REVIEW

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DEVELOPING THE PROTOCOL

Methods

Search strategies

Other considerations

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CONDUCTING THE REVIEW

Data extraction

Risk of bias

Data analysis

Summary of findings

Other considerations

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REPORTING THE REVIEW

UPDATING A REVIEW

  • Guidance on updating [currently being prepared]

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SUBMITTING FOR EDITORIAL CONSIDERATION

ABOUT THESE RESOURCES

These resources have been prepared by the editorial team of Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC), a review group of Cochrane. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium is permitted, provided the source is properly cited.

The suggested citation for this page is "Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC). EPOC Resources for review authors, 2017. Available at: epoc.cochrane.org/epoc-resources-review-authors"

To add references to these resources in Review Manager, please use the following format:

Reference type:Other
Authors:Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC)
English title:e.g. What study designs should be included in an EPOC review? EPOC resources for review authors, 2017*
Journal/Book/Source:Available at epoc.cochrane.org/epoc-resources-review-authors

*Date of publication is the year referenced in the cited resource

Preparation of these resources was supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Norad did not have a role in drafting, revising or approving the content.

Feedback about how to improve these resources is welcome and should be sent to: Elizabeth Paulsen.

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