EPOC has just completed the first version of a template for qualitative evidence syntheses (QES). The template includes recommended text, guidance and examples for the different components of a qualitative evidence protocol and synthesis. The template also links to guidance from the Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group. The...
October 21 2019
Thanks for your interest - this survey is now closed.We would like to hear about the ways in which health systems and services decisions have been informed by findings from Cochrane EPOC reviews. The Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group produces systematic reviews on health systems questions. This includes questions on...
July 30 2019
Applications are now invited from suitable, highly motivated candidates for an Evidence Synthesis Ireland (ESI) Fellowship. There are a number of systematic reviews available for succesful applicants including two from the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) review group.The overall objective of the Fellowship is to give...
May 20 2019
Here's our annual round up of all our publications in the Cochrane Library this year. In 2018 we published 9 new reviews, 8 updated reviews and 8 new protocols. These are all listed below along with additional resources including podcasts, blogshots, videos and Cochrane clinical answers.Thanks to all the authors, editors, managing editors,...
December 18 2018
The EPOC Norwegian satellite based at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health recently hosted two review authors from China. Beibei Yuan and Liying Jia have been at the satellite office in Oslo, Norway working on the high priority review “Payment methods for outpatient health professionals”. They have received methodological and statistical...
December 3 2018
SUPPORT Summaries are structured syntheses of the results from systematic reviews tailored for policymakers in low income countries.They are available at: http://supportsummaries.org
October 31 2018
Delivery of primary healthcare services by nurses instead of doctors probably leads to similar or better patient health and higher patient satisfactionAn updated review from the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Review Group published in the Cochrane Library investigated the impact of nurses working as substitutes for primary...
July 17 2018
Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunizationAn updated Cochrane EPOC Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are...
January 18 2018
Time for a look back at all our publications in the Cochrane Library during 2017. We published 6 new reviews, 9 updated reviews and 15 protocols. We also published four overviews of systematic reviews on health systems in low-income countries. These are all listed below (or see all our reviews on the Cochrane Library here).Thanks to all the...
January 9 2018
Four new Cochrane EPOC overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews (and translations of the plain language summaries*) in the Cochrane Library:...
September 8 2017