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  • In response to Covid-19, Cochrane has carried out a rapid review of factors influencing health care workers’ adherence to infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance, led by Evidence Synthesis Ireland. As part of this work, the review authors have developed a series of implementation considerations for health facilities and others: https://...
    April 15 2020
  • During pandemics, the need for healthcare workers increases as more people get sick and need care. At the same time, healthcare workers may fall ill themselves or be placed in quarantine. In addition, the health system still needs to continue to deliver routine services. Governments across the world are trying different solutions to address these...
    April 6 2020
  • 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

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