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  • The EPOC editorial office will be closed from 20 December until early January 2019.Thanks to all our contributors in 2018. We look forward to working with you in 2019. Please take a look at our 2018 round up of publications if you need some holiday reading: https://epoc.cochrane.org/news/cochrane-epoc-2018-roundup
    December 19 2018
  • 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
  • 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

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