How good are our guidelines? Four years of experience with the SAMJ’s AGREE II review of submitted clinical practice guidelines

By Tamara Kredo, Roger Wiseman, Andy Gray, Andy Parrish  Jacqui Miot  Karen Cohen  |  | 

In 2014, the SAMJ appointed an editorial subcommittee to review CPGs submitted for publication.[2] This was in response to several concerns, including the global shift in CPG quality requirements, the potential effect of poor-quality CPGs on healthcare quality and cost, and the challenges South African (SA) CPG developers face in meeting new standards. This editorial reflects on the SAMJ CPG review subcommittee’s experience over the past 4 years and describes the value of more robust CPG development.

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