Project SAGE: South African Guidelines Excellence
Project SAGE ~ an innovative partnership for clinical guideline excellence
Project SAGE is an innovative partnership which aims to enhance the quality of primary health care by engaging in a stakeholder-driven process to improve the standards of local clinical guideline development, adaptation, contextualisation and ultimately implementation.
Project SAGE: has been made possible as a result of a three year (2014-2016) Flagship Grant from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).
The Project SAGE partners are
- South African Cochrane Centre (SACC), at the SAMRC,which is managing the project
- SAMRC Health Systems Research Unit
- Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care (CEBHC) and Physiotherapy Division at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE), University of South Australia
Project SAGE has 5 goals, which will be achieved in 3 stages:
Stage one: Mapping
- Goal 1: SA guideline stakeholder and agenda mapping: who is working in this area and why?
- Goal 2: Primary health care guideline identification and appraisal: what primary health care guidelines are available and are they useful for SA?
- Goal 3: Guideline stakeholder requirement mapping: what help do SA guideline stakeholders need?
Stage two: Development
- Goal 4: Guideline writing and implementation manual for SA: a comprehensive ‘how to do it’ guideline manual for SA
Stage three: Capacity (24-36 months)
- Goal 5: Capacity building, dissemination, training and development
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