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  • Health workers and health systems increasingly use mobile phones and tablets to organise health care, provide services and communicate with clients, patients and the public (this is often referred to as 'mHealth'). Some of these strategies may be particularly relevant in situations where it is difficult to meet other healthcare staff, patients and...
    March 26 2020
  • This week, Cochrane EPOC published a new review on the effectiveness of ‘death audits and reviews’  - reviewing deaths to prevent mothers and children from dying in the future. You can find a plain language summary of the results here.This is one of series of plain language summaries of EPOC reviews created by Cochrane Norway - for the full...
    March 26 2020
  • Here's our annual round up of all our publications in the Cochrane Library this year. In 2019 we published 9 new reviews, 4 updated reviews and 6 new protocols. These are all listed below along with additional resources including blogshots and Cochrane clinical answers.Thanks to all the authors, editors, managing editors, information specialists...
    December 3 2019
  • 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

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