(2004; 45 pages)
Introductory text of therapeutic sections
General statements about national clinical guidelines, policies and warnings can be added to the introductory text using the uniform text style mentioned above. For example, a summary of the national tuberculosis treatment schedules can be given a prominent place, with a clear title at the beginning of Section 6.2.4 “Antituberculosis drugs”, whereas contact details for treatment centres for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in the country can be inserted near to the relevant WMF text.
The Producing drug and therapeutic information - the Malawi approach to developing standard treatment guidelines4 manual gives useful information and practical tips for those who may be simultaneously developing or revising national standard treatment guidelines while working on the NF.
4 Available on the Internet at: http://www.who.int/medicines/library/dap/who-dap-94-14/who-dap-94-14.doc