About the Authors

Michael McCaul

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

mmccaul@sun.ac.za

Affiliation Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Lynn Hendricks

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Raveen Naidoo

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Director Emergency Medical Services & Disaster Medicine, National Department of Health, Johannesburg, South Africa

Competing Interests

MM was involved as a guideline methodologist in the original AFEM CPG commissioned via the HPCSA PBEC. Neither AFEM or the HPCSA PBEC was involved with the interpretation or final write-up of the manuscript. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.