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Open up access to advance healthcare

Citation: 
Moore, K. 2018. Open up access to advance healthcare. The University of Cape Town News. https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2018-02-07-open-up-access-to-advance-healthcare.
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Within a context categorised by an already small emergency medicine research output, one in six African emergency care publications is inaccessible to African researchers. This was the finding of a paper published by Associate (now visiting) Professor Stevan Bruijns together with two undergraduate health science students, Mmapheladi Mosly Maesela and Suniti Sinha. The research was conducted during Bruijns’s special study module with the second-year students. The team set out to determine the level of access that African emergency medicine researchers had to each other’s work. In an examination of 666 publications from 49 journals (59.3% of which were open access), they found that 105 of the publications (15.8%) were cost-prohibitive.  
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Within a context categorised by an already small emergency medicine research output, one in six African emergency care publications is inaccessible to African researchers.

This was the finding of a paper published by Associate (now visiting) Professor Stevan Bruijns together with two undergraduate health science students, Mmapheladi Mosly Maesela and Suniti Sinha.

The team set out to determine the level of access that African emergency medicine researchers had to each other’s work. In an examination of 666 publications from 49 journals (59.3% of which were open access), they found that 105 of the publications (15.8%) were cost-prohibitive.
 

Author(s): 
Kate-Lyn Moore
Year published: 
2018
Month published: 
February