How to Develop a National Formulary Based on the WHO Model Formulary - A Practical Guide
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Table of Contents
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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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Utilizing the electronic version of the WHO model formulary

The text of the WMF is available as Word® files on the CD-ROM. Editing the WMF Word® files will generally be possible with current versions of widely used word-processing and desktop publishing programs.

IMPORTANT WARNING

When editing the Word® files of the WMF it will be important to switch on the hidden text feature in the word-processor software to visualize the field codes inserted for the generation of the index. If WMF text is deleted or moved around, these field codes may be accidentally deleted, resulting in loss of index entries.

To show hidden entries in Microsoft Word® simply switch on the ¶ icon. If the field codes e.g. {XE “name of drug”} do not appear go to the Tools menu, Options, View and make sure the box for Hidden text is clicked on in Formatting marks (or “Nonprinting characters” in some versions).

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