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 have temporarily moved to a different URL: https://supportsummaries.epistemonikos.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
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