Katharine A Robertson

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In the current information age, research synthesis is a particularly useful tool for keeping track of scientific research and making sense of the large volumes of frequently conflicting data derived from primary studies. The Cochrane Collaboration is a global initiative "to help people make well-informed decisions about health care by preparing, maintaining(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatic fever continues to put a significant burden on the health of low socio-economic populations in low and middle-income countries despite the near disappearance of the disease in the developed world over the past century. Antibiotics have long been thought of as an effective method for preventing the onset of acute rheumatic fever(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the extent to which current practices for the secondary prevention of rheumatic fever (RF) in Cape Town adhere to those outlined in the national guidelines on the primary prevention and prophylaxis of RF and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) for health professionals at primary level. METHODS A combination of qualitative tools was used to(More)
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