Monitoring medicines use to support national medicines policy development and implementation in the Asia Pacific region

WHO South East Asia J Public Health. Apr-Jun 2013;2(2):113-117. doi: 10.4103/2224-3151.122946.

Abstract

Critical to the successful implementation of a national medicines strategy is evaluation of the policy and ongoing monitoring of medicine use. Methods for monitoring medicines use within countries vary depending on the country and its stage of medicines policy development and implementation. In this paper, we provide four case studies on monitoring medicines use to support national medicines policy development and implementation. Cases come from Bhutan, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea.