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    [Drug management manual for primary healthcare facilities] Manuel de gestion des médicaments au niveau des formations sanitaires de base.

    Morocco. Ministère de la Santé. Direction des Hôpitaux et des Soins Ambulatoires. Division des Soins Ambulatoires

    [Rabat], Morocco, Ministère de la Santé, Direction des Hôpitaux et des Soins Ambulatoires, Division des Soins Ambulatoires, 2002 Mar. 44 p.

    This guide to drug management, prepared by the ministry of health of Morocco in the context of its policy aimed at improving the quality of care and services, constitutes a reference tool for sensitizing and training healthcare personnel. The goal in its development is to ensure access to medications, increasing their availability through a national strategy of acquisition and management of drugs and medical devices. The guide explains the notion of generic drugs, essential drugs and vital drugs; it outlines their streamlining through steps reflecting the pharmaceutical policy based on the concept of essential and vital drugs, the national list of which is one of the pillars; drug prescriptions; the fight against waste; information and education of patients about their proper use; and finally the control of the cycle of drug management whose basic functions are founded on four principles: selection, acquisition, distribution and utilization. The utilization of drugs as described by the guide involves rules to be observed for proper prescription, writing the prescription, dispensing medications and their use for the patient. The practical portion of the guide offers techniques for rational management of medications such as inventory management, order management and preventing loss. Indicators for tracking and evaluating consumption as well as information media are thus offered in order to permit those who make decisions about drugs to control drug management properly.
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