Cochrane EPOC publications 2018 round up

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, information specialists and everyone else involved in all of our 2018 reviews.

Find all our published reviews on the Cochrane Library here.

New reviews

Providing physicians with feedback on medication adherence for people with chronic diseases taking long-term medication
Zaugg V, Korb-Savoldelli V, Durieux P, Sabatier B

E-learning for health professionals
Vaona A, Banzi R, Kwag KH, Rigon G, Cereda D, Pecoraro V, Tramacere I, Moja L

Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older people admitted to a surgical service
Eamer G, Taheri A, Chen SS, Daviduck Q, Chambers T, Shi X, Khadaroo RG

Cochrane Clinical Answers
For older people admitted to hospital for surgery, how does comprehensive geriatric assessment compare with standard care in improving outcomes?
Jane Burch, Michael Eisenhut | 30 July 2018

Improving adherence to Standard Precautions for the control of health care-associated infections
Moralejo D, El Dib R, Prata RA, Barretti P, Corrêa I

Hospitalisation in short-stay units for adults with internal medicine diseases and conditions
Strøm C, Stefansson JS, Fabritius ML, Rasmussen LS, Schmidt TA, Jakobsen JC

 Blogshot (Cochrane UK) 

Impact of medication reconciliation for improving transitions of care
Redmond P, Grimes TC, McDonnell R, Boland F, Hughes C, Fahey T

Pharmacist services for non-hospitalised patients
de Barra M, Scott CL, Scott NW, Johnston M, de Bruin M, Nkansah N, Bond CM, Matheson CI, Rackow P, Williams AJ, Watson MC

Video (University of Bath)

Patient-mediated interventions to improve professional practice
Fønhus MS, Dalsbø TK, Johansen M, Fretheim A, Skirbekk H, Flottorp SA.

Interview with Therese Kristine Dalsbø and Marita Sporstol Fønhus at CochraneForAll (the National Elf Service):

Follow-up services for improving long-term outcomes in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors
Schofield-Robinson OJ, Lewis SR, Smith AF, McPeake J, Alderson P

Updated reviews

Patient reminder and recall interventions to improve immunization rates
Jacobson Vann JC, Jacobson RM, Coyne-Beasley T, Asafu-Adjei JK, Szilagyi PG

Cochrane Clinical Answers
What are the effects of patient reminders and recall on uptake of routine immunizations or influenza vaccinations?
Jane Burch, Michael Eisenhut | 7 May 2018
Video (Cochrane UK)

Primary care professionals providing non-urgent care in hospital emergency departments
Gonçalves-Bradley D, Khangura JK, Flodgren G, Perera R, Rowe BH, Shepperd S

Cochrane Clinical Answers
How do outcomes compare for people attended by general practitioners (GPs) or emergency physicians in hospital emergency departments?
Jane Burch, Sera Tort | 23 August 2018

Contracting out to improve the use of clinical health services and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries
Odendaal WA, Ward K, Uneke J, Uro-Chukwu H, Chitama D, Balakrishna Y, Kredo T

Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals
Légaré F, Adekpedjou R, Stacey D, Turcotte S, Kryworuchko J, Graham ID, Lyddiatt A, Politi MC, Thomson R, Elwyn G, Donner-Banzhoff N

A review of activities to help healthcare professionals share decisions about care with their patients

Cochrane Clinical Answers
Compared with usual care, how do interventions for increasing shared decision‐making impact affective‐cognitive and health outcomes?
Jane Burch, Michael Eisenhut | 29 October 2018

Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care
Laurant M, van der Biezen M, Wijers N, Watananirun K, Kontopantelis E, van Vught AJAH

Cochrane Clinical Answers
What are the effects when nurses rather than physicians act as first contact in primary care?
Jane Burch, Adarsh Gupta | 23 October 2018


Interventions to improve the appropriate use of polypharmacy for older people
Rankin A, Cadogan CA, Patterson SM, Kerse N, Cardwell CR, Bradley MC, Ryan C, Hughes C

Impact of public release of performance data on the behaviour of healthcare consumers and providers
Metcalfe D, Rios Diaz AJ, Olufajo OA, Massa MS, Ketelaar NABM, Flottorp SA., Perry DC

Non-clinical interventions for reducing unnecessary caesarean section
Chen I, Opiyo N, Tavender E, Mortazhejri S, Rader T, Petkovic J, Yogasingam S, Taljaard M, Agarwal S, Laopaiboon M, Wasiak J, Khunpradit S, Lumbiganon P, Gruen RL, Betran AP

New protocols

Birth and death notification via mobile devices
Vasudevan L, Henschke N, Glenton C, Lewin S, Maayan N, Eyers J, Fønhus MS, Tamrat T, Mehl GL

Digital tracking, provider decision support systems, and targeted client communication via mobile devices to improve primary health care
Agarwal S, Vasudevan L, Tamrat T, Glenton C, Lewin S, Bergman H, Henschke N, Mehl GL, Fønhus MS

Mobile-based technologies to support client to healthcare provider communication and management of care
Gonçalves-Bradley DC, Buckley BS, Fønhus MS, Glenton C, Henschke N, Lewin S, Maayan N, Mehl GL, Tamrat T, Shepperd S

Mobile-based technologies to support healthcare provider to healthcare provider communication and management of care
Gonçalves-Bradley DC, Buckley BS, Fønhus MS, Glenton C, Henschke N, Lewin S, Maayan N, Mehl GL, Tamrat T, Shepperd S

Tracking health commodity inventory and notifying stock levels via mobile devices
Agarwal S, Tamrat T, Fønhus MS, Henschke N, Bergman H, Mehl GL, Glenton C, Lewin S

Decision-support tools via mobile devices to improve quality of care in primary healthcare settings
Agarwal S, Tamrat T, Glenton C, Lewin S, Henschke N, Maayan N, Fønhus MS, Mehl GL

Death audits and reviews for reducing maternal, perinatal and child mortality
Willcox ML, Nicholson BD, Price J, Stuart B, Roberts NW, Allott H, Mubangizi V, Dumont A, Harnden A

Case management for integrated care of frail older people in community settings
Sadler E, Khadjesari Z, Ziemann A, Sheehan K, Whitney J, Wilson D, Bakolis I, Sevdalis N, Sandall J

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