Editorial

South African Guideline Excellence (SAGE): What’s in a name?

Tamara Kredo, Shingai Machingaidze, Quinette Louw, Taryn Young, Karen Grimmer

Abstract


Project SAGE (South African Guidelines Excellence) is a 3-year research project, funded by the South African Medical Research Council, through the South African University Flagship Project scheme (http://www.mrc.ac.za/cochrane/sage.htm). Using stakeholder-driven processes, SAGE will provide tools to assist effective South African (SA) clinical practice guideline (CPG) activities in developing, adapting, adopting, contextualising and implementing primary care CPGs. In a resource-limited setting such as SA, where access to resources for health is limited, ensuring best use of effective and cost-effective primary care diagnostics and treatments is key to reducing waste, improving access and hence improving quality of care.

 

 

 


Authors' affiliations

Tamara Kredo, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Shingai Machingaidze, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Quinette Louw, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa; Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Taryn Young, Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa; South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Karen Grimmer, International Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

South African Guideline Excellence (SAGE); Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs)

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(1):18-20. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i1.10286

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-11-04
Date published: 2015-11-22

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