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Monday, November 20, 2017
South African Clinical Practice Guidelines: a landscape analysis

The white paper National Health Insurance (NHI) Policy for South Africa (June 2017) stated that clinical guidelines (based on the best available clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence) will be used to guide the delivery of health services under NHI. 

This clinical guideline landscape analysis aimed to collate all publicly available clinical guidelines on the provision of health care in South Africa, and the developers/commissioners of such guidance.  In total, 285 clinical guidelines published online after the year 2000 were found. This work is currently under review for journal publication. 

The contributions of the authors were funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (through iDSI), and the Flagships Awards Project by the South African Medical Research Council.