The Norwegian Satellite of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Review Group was established in November 2006 to support the production of Cochrane reviews by authors in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) that address health systems questions relevant to LMIC.
The EPOC Review Group is part of the Cochrane Collaboration, an international network of more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries. The Collaboration helps health care providers, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, based on the best available research evidence, by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 4,600 so far, published online in The Cochrane Library.
The EPOC Group coordinates the preparation and publication of systematic reviews of interventions to improve health care practice and systems. The EPOC editorial base is located in Ottawa, Canada with satellites in Norway, Australia, and England