(2010; 38 pages)
This first compilation of the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Essential Medicine List (SVG EM) provides prescribers and dispensers with a quick reference to the list of pharmaceuticals preparations provided in the public health care system.
The SVG EML is formatted and structured similar to the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines which was used as a template to guide the process.
The use of this document should aid in streamlining prescribing activities to achieve desired therapeutic outcomes and promote the rational use of medicines thereby contributing to high quality, targeted health care, while reducing wastage and containing cost. The Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee acknowledges the contributions made by its committee members representing the professions of medicine, pharmacy, and nursing, as well as other allied health professionals, in putting this final document together.