Cochrane EPOC publications 2019 round up

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 and everyone else involved in all of our 2019 reviews.

Find all our published reviews on the Cochrane Library here.

New reviews

Perceptions and experiences of labour companionship: a qualitative evidence synthesis
Bohren MA, Berger BO, Munthe-Kaas H, Tunçalp Ö

Cochrane Clinical Answers
What are the views of women and healthcare providers regarding labor companions during childbirth?

Evidently Cochrane blog post by Meghan Bohren and Sarah Chapman

Provision and uptake of routine antenatal services: a qualitative evidence synthesis
Downe S, Finlayson K, Tunçalp Ö, Gülmezoglu AM

Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of doctor-nurse substitution strategies in primary care: a qualitative evidence synthesis
Karimi-Shahanjarini A, Shakibazadeh E, Rashidian A, Hajimiri K, Glenton C, Noyes J, Lewin S, Laurant M, Colvin CJ

Cochrane Clinical Answers
How does substitution of doctors for nurses in primary care impact accessibility, quality, and continuity of care?

Featured Review: Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of doctor‐nurse substitution strategies in primary care

Ethical case interventions for adult patients
Schildmann J, Nadolny S, Haltaufderheide J, Gysels M, Vollmann J, Bausewein C

Pay for performance for hospitals
Mathes T, Pieper D, Morche J, Polus S, Jaschinski T, Eikermann M

Cochrane Clinical Answers:
What are the effects of value‐based purchasing and hospital readmission reduction programs on quality of care and patient outcomes?

The effects of interactive training of healthcare providers on the management of life-threatening emergencies in hospital
Merriel A, Ficquet J, Barnard K, Kunutsor SK, Soar J, Lenguerrand E, Caldwell DM, Burden C, Winter C, Draycott T, Siassakos D

Follow-up strategies following completion of primary cancer treatment in adult cancer survivors
Høeg BL, Bidstrup PE, Karlsen RV, Friberg AS, Albieri V, Dalton SO, Saltbæk L, Andersen KK, Horsboel TA, Johansen C

Featured review: interview with the review author

Evidently Cochrane blogpost:

Pharmaceutical policies: effects of educational or regulatory policies targeting prescribers
Suleman F, Movik E

Community pharmacy interventions for health promotion: effects on professional practice and health outcomes
Steed L, Sohanpal R, Todd A, Madurasinghe VW, Rivas C, Edwards EA, Summerbell CD, Taylor SJC, Walton R

Updated reviews
General health checks in adults for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease
Lasse T Krogsbøll, Karsten Juhl Jørgensen, Peter C Gøtzsche

Featured Review: Are general health checks beneficial?
Interview with the lead author:

Cochrane Clinical Answers:
What are the effects of general health checks for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease in adults?

Hospital nurse-staffing models and patient- and staff-related outcomes
Butler M, Schultz TJ, Halligan P, Sheridan A, Kinsman L, Rotter T, Beaumier J, Kelly RG, Drennan J

Local opinion leaders: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes
Flodgren G, O'Brien MA, Parmelli E, Grimshaw JM

Cochrane Clinical Answers
How does education of healthcare professionals by local opinion leaders affect patient outcomes?

Manually‐generated reminders delivered on paper: effects on professional practice and patient outcomes
Pantoja T, Grimshaw JM, Colomer N, Castañon C, Leniz Martelli J

New protocols

Factors that influence parents' and informal caregivers' acceptance of routine childhood vaccination: a qualitative evidence synthesis
Cooper S, Schmidt B-M, Sambala EZondani, Swartz A, Colvin CJ, Leon N, Betsch C, Wiysonge CS

Comprehensive care programmes for children with medical complexity
Meehan E, D’Aprano AL, Gibb SM, Mountford NJ, Williams K, Harvey AR, Connell TG, Cohen E

Participation of traditional, complementary and alternative health practitioners in conventional health systems in low- and middle-income countries
Street R, Falkenberg T, Sundberg T, Balakrishna Y, Abrams A, Kredo T

Factors that influence acceptance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for adolescents: a qualitative evidence synthesis
Cooper S, Schmidt B-M, Ryan J, Leon N, Mavundza E, Burnett R, Tanywe AC, Wiysonge CS

Information and promotional strategies by pharmaceutical companies for clinicians
Mintzes B, Fabbri A, Grundy Q, Spurling GKP, Lexchin J, McKenzie JE, Bero L

The impact of post‐market regulatory safety advisories on patients, prescribers, and the healthcare system
Puil L, Lexchin J, Bero L, Mangin D, Hallgreen CE, Wong GWK, Mintzes B

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