(2004; 45 pages)
Developing locally relevant introductory information
The intended purpose, audience and ease of use should be kept in focus when compiling information for the preliminary section of the NF. Overloading the front of the NF with numerous copies of local documents may increase the volume and the production costs of the NF, without offering much helpful and practical information to the user.
The preliminary section of a formulary usually contains the following sections and can include additional information, as listed below. Please note that the ordering of this list does not necessarily reflect the ideal order of entries in a NF.