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  • 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
  • The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet) is advertising a permanent, full time position for a statistician to work on Cochrane reviews and health technology assessments.The position will be attached to Cochrane Norway and the Norwegian Satellite of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) review group...
    August 14 2017
  • The Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group are pleased to announce the publication of an updated Cochrane review which has identified effective and safe ways to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitals.Using an antibiotic policy improves prescribing practices and decreases duration of antibiotic...
    February 8 2017
  • Time for a look back at all our publications in the Cochrane Library during 2016. We published 19 new or updated reviews and 8 protocols, all listed below (or see all our reviews on the Cochrane Library here).First a few selected highlights....Two of our reviews from last year have podcasts:Interventions to optimise prescribing for older...
    January 4 2017
  • Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community of almost 4,000 volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare treatments.Cochrane Crowd would like your help to achieve one million classifications  by the end of the year. Help Cochrane Crowd get...
    December 7 2016
  • Whether you've been enjoying a "Summer of Sport", been on the beach or neither of those you may have missed our recent publications in the Cochrane Library. If that's the case, here's a round up of our Summer 2016 publications...New Reviews:Mobile clinics for women's and children's health Hany Abdel -Aleem, Omaima MH El-Gibaly, Amira FE-S EL-...
    September 8 2016
  • Our new review on Interventions to reduce corruption in the health sector is now published as a "featured review" on Cochrane.org.Read the feature here: http://www.cochrane.org/news/featured-review-interventions-reduce-corruption-health-sectorRead the full review: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008856.pub2/...
    August 22 2016

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