oa South African Medical Journal - South African Guidelines Excellence (SAGE) : adopt, adapt, or contextualise? : in practice - Cochrane corner

Volume 106, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Clinical practice guideline (CPG) activities must be planned carefully for efficient use of available resources and evidence-based implementation. development of CPGs may sometimes 'recreate the wheel' and delay implementation. Three innovative alternatives to CPG development (adopt, contextualise or adapt) are outlined, which have greater potential than development to best use the limited available resources, personnel and time in settings such as South Africa.

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