Development of a South African integrated syndromic respiratory disease guideline for primary care.

@article{English2008DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a South African integrated syndromic respiratory disease guideline for primary care.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Glynnis English and Eric D Bateman and Merrick Zwarenstein and Lara Fairall and Angeni Bheekie and Max Oscar Bachmann and Bosielo P Majara and S Ottmani and Robert W Scherpbier},
  journal={Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={156-63}
}
AIMS The Practical Approach to Lung Health in South Africa (PALSA) initiative aimed to develop an integrated symptom- and sign-based (syndromic) respiratory disease guideline for nurse care practitioners working in primary care in a developing country. METHODS A multidisciplinary team developed the guideline after reviewing local barriers to respiratory health care provision, relevant health care policies, existing respiratory guidelines, and literature. Guideline drafts were evaluated by… CONTINUE READING

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