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 advisory group

Expert advisers should be invited to review and comment on the draft text of the NF. Representatives of the intended audience (i.e. doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care workers) should be invited to comment on the relevance and applicability of information to local practice. In addition, they can comment or advise on the local best practices when there is no reliable experimental evidence available. The greater the participation of the practising health professionals, the more chance there is that the formulary will respond to local information needs and therefore become a truly useful resource for all health care workers.

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