How to Develop a National Formulary Based on the WHO Model Formulary - A Practical Guide
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Open this folder and view contents1 INTRODUCTION
Open this folder and view contents2 OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL FORMULARY PROCESS
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
Close this folder7 PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
View the documentProduction of the paper-based formulary
View the documentFinal editing and layout of manuscript
Close this folderUtilizing the electronic version of the WHO model formulary
View the documentEditing of final text
View the documentPrinting
View the documentDistribution
View the documentElectronic publishing and distribution of the national formulary
View the documentImplementation to gain acceptance and credibility for the national formulary
Open this folder and view contents8 EVALUATION
Open this folder and view contents9 REVIEW AND UPDATE
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Editing of final text

Editors will need to check for correct and consistent writing style, grammatical accuracy and application of agreed styles to produce a uniform layout. These copy-editing tasks are somewhat different from the final proofreading as outlined in Box 7.1. Ideally a different person should do the proofreading, but this may not always be feasible.

Box 7.1. Important tasks during copy-editing and proofreading

Copy-editing tasks

Proofreading tasks

Check for clarity of message. All new text or modified WMF texts must express a clear and unmistakable meaning.

Check for accuracy of typing; remember computer spellcheckers will not pick up typing errors such as “for times” instead of “four times”.

Check for consistency of application of the local style developed for insertion of local information.

Check for correct appearance and internal consistency of headings, subheadings, tables, index and any other material included.

Remove all unnecessary duplications.

Check for correct labelling/numbering of chapters, sections, subsections, tables and illustrations.

Check the hierarchy of headings for sections and subsections.

Check for correct appearance of style of text i.e. font, bold, italic and type-size.

Check accuracy of indexing and table of contents.

Check final printed page numbers against table of contents and index.

 

WMF, WHO model formulary.

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