How to Develop a National Formulary Based on the WHO Model Formulary - A Practical Guide
(2004; 45 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAbbreviations
Open this folder and view contents1 INTRODUCTION
Close this folder2 OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL FORMULARY PROCESS
Close this folderOrganization of the national formulary committee
View the documentThe editorial team
View the documentThe advisory group
View the documentAgreement on purpose, content, structure and format
View the documentFinancing
View the documentSelection of medicines to be included in the national formulary
View the documentDevelopment of the draft
View the documentReviewing and finalizing content
View the documentProduction, dissemination and implementation
View the documentEvaluation and review
Open this folder and view contents3 DEVELOPING THE PRELIMINARY INFORMATION SECTION
Open this folder and view contents4 DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPEUTIC INFORMATION AND MONOGRAPHS USING THE WHO MODEL FORMULARY
Open this folder and view contents5 ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Open this folder and view contents6 DEVELOPING SPECIFIC INFORMATION SECTIONS
Open this folder and view contents7 PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
Open this folder and view contents8 EVALUATION
Open this folder and view contents9 REVIEW AND UPDATE
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The editorial team

The editorial team includes the editors and possibly technical assistants. They will be responsible for drafting and producing the NF as a formal publication as well as for conducting reviews and updating subsequent editions. Ideally the editorial team should be able to design the final layout of the NF. Therefore, they should have sufficient computer skills to be able to generate the electronic master file and the final camera-ready copy. Although, these technical aspects of the production can be passed to a commercial publishing company this can be very expensive and time-consuming.

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