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Patient reminder and recall interventions to improve immunization rates

Julie C Jacobson Vann, Robert M Jacobson, Tamera Coyne‐Beasley, Josephine K Asafu‐Adjei, Peter G Szilagyi

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Birth and death notification via mobile devices

Lavanya Vasudevan, Nicholas Henschke, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Nicola Maayan, John Eyers, Marita S Fønhus, Tigest Tamrat, Garrett L Mehl

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  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Tracking health commodity inventory and notifying stock levels via mobile devices

Smisha Agarwal, Tigest Tamrat, Marita S Fønhus, Nicholas Henschke, Hanna Bergman, Garrett L Mehl, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin

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  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Integrated community case management of childhood illness in low‐ and middle‐income countries

Nicholas P Oliphant, Karen Daniels, Willem A Odendaal, Donela Besada, Samuel Manda, Mary Kinney, Emily White Johansson, Karsten Lunze, Marit Johansen, Tanya Doherty

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  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Healthcare stakeholders’ perceptions and experiences of factors affecting the implementation of critical care telemedicine (CCT): qualitative evidence synthesis

Andreas Xyrichis, Nicola J Mackintosh, Marius Terblanche, Suzanne Bench, Julia Philippou, Jane Sandall

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  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Qualitative

    A systematic review that synthesizes qualitative evidence to address questions on aspects other than effectiveness.

Open Access

Factors that influence the provision of intrapartum and postnatal care by skilled birth attendants in low‐ and middle‐income countries: a qualitative evidence synthesis

Susan Munabi‐Babigumira, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Atle Fretheim, Harriet Nabudere

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Qualitative

    A systematic review that synthesizes qualitative evidence to address questions on aspects other than effectiveness.

Open Access

Delivery arrangements for health systems in low‐income countries: an overview of systematic reviews

Agustín Ciapponi, Simon Lewin, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Elizabeth Paulsen, Gabriel Rada, Charles S Wiysonge, Gabriel Bastías, Lilian Dudley, Signe Flottorp, Marie‐Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Claire Glenton, Charles I Okwundu, Blanca Peñaloza, Fatima Suleman, Andrew D Oxman

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Overview

    An overview of multiple Cochrane systematic reviews of interventions addressing the effects of two or more potential interventions for a single condition or health problem.

Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital

Graham Ellis, Mike Gardner, Apostolos Tsiachristas, Peter Langhorne, Orlaith Burke, Rowan H Harwood, Simon P Conroy, Tilo Kircher, Dominique Somme, Ingvild Saltvedt, Heidi Wald, Desmond O'Neill, David Robinson, Sasha Shepperd

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Schedules for home visits in the early postpartum period

Naohiro Yonemoto, Therese Dowswell, Shuko Nagai, Rintaro Mori

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  • Commented

    The review includes comments. Readers can submit comments, which are incorporated into the review together with answers and feedback from the review authors

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Early discharge hospital at home

Daniela C Gonçalves‐Bradley, Steve Iliffe, Helen A Doll, Joanna Broad, John Gladman, Peter Langhorne, Suzanne H Richards, Sasha Shepperd

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Interprofessional collaboration to improve professional practice and healthcare outcomes

Scott Reeves, Ferruccio Pelone, Reema Harrison, Joanne Goldman, Merrick Zwarenstein

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Ethical case interventions for adult patients

Jan Schildmann, Stephan Nadolny, Joschka Haltaufderheide, Marjolein Gysels, Jochen Vollmann, Claudia Bausewein

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  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Shared care across the interface between primary and specialty care in management of long term conditions

Susan M Smith, Gráinne Cousins, Barbara Clyne, Shane Allwright, Tom O'Dowd

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  • Conclusions changed

    There has been an important change to the conclusions of the review.

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Automated telephone communication systems for preventive healthcare and management of long‐term conditions

Pawel Posadzki, Nikolaos Mastellos, Rebecca Ryan, Laura H Gunn, Lambert M Felix, Yannis Pappas, Marie‐Pierre Gagnon, Steven A Julious, Liming Xiang, Brian Oldenburg, Josip Car

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Non‐medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care

Greg Weeks, Johnson George, Katie Maclure, Derek Stewart

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  • Commented

    The review includes comments. Readers can submit comments, which are incorporated into the review together with answers and feedback from the review authors

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Admission avoidance hospital at home

Sasha Shepperd, Steve Iliffe, Helen A Doll, Mike J Clarke, Lalit Kalra, Andrew D Wilson, Daniela C. Gonçalves‐Bradley

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Interventions to increase or decrease the length of primary care physicians' consultation

Andrew D Wilson, Susan Childs, Daniela C. Gonçalves‐Bradley, Greg J Irving

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Mobile clinics for women's and children's health

Hany Abdel‐Aleem, Omaima MH El‐Gibaly, Amira FE‐S EL‐Gazzar, Ghada ST Al‐Attar

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Open Access

Integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) strategy for children under five

Tarun Gera, Dheeraj Shah, Paul Garner, Marty Richardson, Harshpal S Sachdev

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Midwife‐led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women

Jane Sandall, Hora Soltani, Simon Gates, Andrew Shennan, Declan Devane

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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