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Are computerised reminders and feedback to support medication management effective?
Audit and feedback - Does providing healthcare professionals with data about their performance improve their practice?
Caps and copayments-What are the impacts of policies regarding direct patient payments for drugs?
Conditional cash transfers-Do conditional cash transfers improve the uptake of health interventions in low and middle-income countries?
Contracting out - Does contracting out services improve access to care in low and middle-income countries?
Distribution - Which interventions increase the proportion of health professionals practising in rural and underserved areas?
Do anticonvulsants prevent mortality and morbidity in full term newborns with perinatal asphyxia?
Do Computerized Clinical Decision Support Systems have effects on Practitioner Performance and Patient Outcomes?
Do interventions for health care providers improve provider–patient interactions and patient outcomes?
Do interventions to improve communication between health professionals and women improve maternity care?
Do pharmaceutical reference and index pricing policies have effects on drug use, health care utilisation, health outcomes and costs?
Do provider interventions improve quality of health care for ethnic minorities?
Does critical incident audit and feedback improve perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity?
Does expanding the role of outpatient pharmacists improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes?
Does giving women their own case notes to carry in pregnancy improve maternal care?
Does how primary care physicians are paid impact on their behaviour?
Does interprofessional education improve professional practice and health care outcomes?
Does iron supplementation (alone or with folic acid) during pregnancy improve maternal and perinatal outcomes?
Does midwife-led care improve the delivery of care to women during and after pregnancy?
Does paediatric home care improve children health outcomes?
Does prompting physicians improve performance in preventive care?
Does providing general practitioners with costing information change their clinical behaviour and reduce medical costs?
Does specialty board certification improve clinical outcomes?
Does zinc supplementation during pregnancy improve maternal and infant outcomes?
Educational meetings - Do continuing education meetings and workshops improve professional practice and healthcare outcomes?
Guideline dissemination - Which clinical guideline dissemination strategies improve professional practice?
How often should routine antenatal care for low-risk women be provided and by whom?
How should be treated the secondary postpartum haemorrhage?
Immunization coverage - Do parent reminder and recall systems improve the rates of routine childhood immunisations?
Integration - Does integration of primary healthcare services improve healthcare delivery and outcomes?
Is critical incident audit and feedback effective in reducing perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity?
Is diazepam effective for treating muscle spasms and rigidity in neonatal tetanus?
Lay health workers - Do lay health workers in primary and community health care improve maternal and child health?
Nurse practitioners - Do nurse practitioners working in primary care provide equivalent care to doctors?
Outpatient referrals - Do educational, organisational or financial interventions improve outpatient referrals from primary to seconday care?
Outreach visits - Do educational outreach visits improve health professional practice and patient outcomes?
Pay for performance - Does pay-for-performance improve the quality of health care?
Preventive services - Do educational, organisational or financial interventions improve the delivery of preventive services in primary care?
Private for-profit sector - Can working with private for-profit providers improve utilization and quality of health services for the poor?
Risk sharing - Does risk sharing mechanisms improve access to health services in low and middle income countries?
Should a one-day course of antibiotic be used instead of longer courses to treat asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy?
Should active management of the third stage of labour be used for all women to prevent postpartum haemorrhage?
Should aerobic exercise be recommended during normal pregnancy?
Should amniotomy (alone) be used for induction of labour?
Should amniotomy plus oxytocin be used for induction of labour?
Should antenatal day care units be used instead of hospital admission for complicated pregnancy?
Should antibiotic monotherapy be used for early neonatal sepsis?
Should antibiotic prophylaxis be prescribed in operative vaginal deliveries?
Should antibiotic prophylaxis be used for caesarean section?
Should antibiotics be used for preterm prelabour rupture of membranes?
Should antibiotics be used for preventing infections in fourth-degree perineal tears during vaginal birth?
Should antibiotics be used for treating asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy?
Should antihypertensive drug therapy be used for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy?
Should antioxidants be given during pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia?
Should any nutritional counselling, supplementation or diet restriction be used during pregnancy?
Should betamimetics be used for delay preterm delivery?
Should caesarean section be performed instead of vaginal delivery for non-medical reasons at term?
Should caesarean section instead of vaginal delivery be performed for preventing hepatitis C virus transmission?
Should cervical stitch (cerclage) be used for prevention of pregnancy loss?
Should Chinese herbal medicine be used for the treatment of pre-eclampsia?
Should corticosteroids be used in the second postnatal week of life to prevent chronic lung disease in preterm infants?
Should cyclo-oxygenase (COX) inhibitors be used for treating preterm labour?
Should diuretics be used to prevent pre-eclampsia?
Should eclampsia be treated with magnesium sulphate or diazepam?
Should elective caesarean delivery be performed instead of expectant management for a small baby?
Should elective caesarean section be performed instead of induction of labour for women with a previous caesarean birth?
Should estrogen or progesterone be used to prevent morbidity and mortality in preterm infants?
Should exercise be recommended for diabetic pregnant women?
Should expectant care instead of surgical treatment be used for treating miscarriage?
Should garlic be used for preventing preeclampsia and its complications?
Should heparin be used for acquired or inherited thrombophilias during pregnancy?
Should home-like birth settings be used instead of conventional hospital wards for labour and delivery?
Should immersion in water be advised for labour and birth?
Should induction of labour be considered for twin pregnancy at 37 weeks’ gestation?
Should low-dose dopamine be used for oliguria in severe pre-eclampsia?
Should magnesium sulphate be used for eclampsia instead of phenytoin?
Should magnesium sulphate be used for preventing preterm birth and its sequelae?
Should magnesium sulphate or lytic cokctail be used for treating eclampsia?
Should magnesium supplements be given during pregnancy?
Should misoprostol be used for treatment of primary postpartum haemorrhage?
Should nitric oxide be used for preventing pre-eclampsia and its complications?
Should oxytocin agonists be used for preventing postpartum haemorrhage?
Should physical activity be advised for preventing pre-eclampsia?
Should placental cord be drained after spontaneous vaginal delivery as part of the third stage of labour?
Should postnatal phenobarbital be used for the prevention of intraventricular haemorrhage in preterm infants?
Should prophylactic antibiotic be used for prelabour rupture of membranes at or near term?
Should prostaglandins be use for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage?
Should room air be used in neonates requiring intermittent positive pressure ventilation at birth?
Should room air be used in neonates requiring intermittent positive pressure?
Should routine antibiotic treatment of bacterial vaginosis be used to improve pregnancy outcomes?
Should salt intake during pregnancy be altered for preventing pre-eclampsia and its complications?
Should the peritoneum be closed or left unclosed in caesarean sections?
Should the uterus be exteriorised to repair the uterine incision during a caesarean section?
Should umbilical vein injection be used for the management of retained placenta?
Should vitamin C supplements be given during pregnancy?
Should Vitamin E supplementation be given during pregnancy?
Should women with a multiple pregnancy be routinely hospitalised for bed rest?
Specialist outreach - Do specialist outreach clinics in primary care and rural settings improve care?
Traditional birth attendants - Does training traditional birth attendants improve health behaviours and pregnancy outcomes?
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User fees - Does user fees have an impact on the access to health services?
What are the impacts of interventions to reduce patient safety incidents?
What interventions are effective in increasing handwashing among healthcare workers?
Which abdominal surgical incision should be used for caesarean delivery?
Which antibiotic regimen should be used for intra-amniotic infection?
Which antibiotic regimen should be used in late onset neonatal sepsis?
Which antibiotic regimens should be used for endometritis after delivery?
Which antihypertensive drug should be used for preventing or treating postpartum hypertension?
Which antihypertensive drug should be used for treating very high blood pressure during pregnancy?
Which interventions should be used for placental abruption?
Which interventions should be used for suspected placenta praevia?
Which method should be used to monitoring blood pressure during pregnancy?
Which primary care-based interventions promote breastfeeding?
Which surgical procedure should be used to manage incomplete miscarriage?
Which treatment should be used to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy?
¿Se debe usar la sutura cervical (cerclaje) para prevenir la pérdida de embarazo?
¿Should transpyloric tube feeding be used for preterm infants requiring enteral tube feeding?

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Maternal health
Which abdominal surgical incision should be used for caesarean delivery?
Should aerobic exercise be recommended during normal pregnancy?
Should salt intake during pregnancy be altered for preventing pre-eclampsia and its complications?
Should antibiotic prophylaxis be prescribed in caesarean section?
Should antibiotic prophylaxis be prescribed in operative vaginal deliveries?
Does calcium supplementation during pregnancy prevent hypertensive disorders and related problems?
Should the peritoneum be closed or left unclosed in caesarean sections?
Should single-dose therapy be used for treating asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy, instead of longer conventional antibiotic treatment?
Should the uterus be exteriorised to repair the uterine incision during a caesarean section?
Should women with multiple pregnancies be routinely hospitalised for bed rest?
Should antenatal day care units be used instead of hospital admission for complicated pregnancy?
Should hospitalisation be suggested in multiple pregnancy for bed rest?
Should non-closure of the peritoneum be used for caesarean section?
Which antihypertensive drug should be used for treating very high blood pressure during pregnancy?
Should extra-abdominal of the uterine insicion be used after a caesarean section instead of intra-abdominal repair?
Do oxytocin agonists be used for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage?
Should active management be used for third stage of labour?
Should amniotomy alone be used for Induction of labour?
Should amniotomy and oxytocin be used for Induction of labour?
Should Antihypertensive drug therapy be used for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy?
Should corticosteroids be used for HELLP syndrome?
Should magnesium sulphate be used for severe preeclampsia?

Child health
Do anticonvulsants prevent mortality and morbidity in full term newborns with perinatal asphyxia?
Does double wall incubator reduce heat loss in very low birth weight infants?
Should antibiotic monotherapy be used in late onset neonatal sepsis?
Does oral immunoglobulin prevent rotavirus infection in low birth weight infants?
Should antibiotic monotherapy be used for early neonatal sepsis?
Is diazepam effective for treating neonatal tetanus?
Should room air be used in neonates requiring intermittent positive pressure ventilation at birth?
Should transpyloric tube feeding be used for preterm infants requiring enteral tube feeding?
Which ventilation device should be used in neonatal resuscitation?


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