Comparative analysis of 21 lists of essential medicines of the World Health Organization with the Kazakhstan National Medicinal Formulary

Authors

  • Dina Shalabayeva Astana Medical University
  • Galiya Orazova Astana Medical University
  • Gulzira Zhussupova s, Salidat Kairbekova National Scientific Center for Health Development

Keywords:

medicines,, medicinal formulary, main list of medicines, rational use of medicines, Kazakhstan

Abstract

The purpose of the work: to conduct a comparative analysis of the list of essential medicines of the World Health Organization
with the Kazakhstan National Medicinal Formulary to determine the similarities and differences in their composition.
Methods: a comparative analysis of the 21st main list of medicines of the World Health Organization with the Kazakhstan
National Medicinal Formulary was carried out to search for common and distinctive features of the studied lists of medicines. For the
convenience of the study, spreadsheets were used, also available on the websites of the studied lists of medicines.
Results: the total number of medicines listed in the 21 list of essential medicines of the World Health Organization is 567,
of which 385 are included in the Kazakhstan National Drug Form. The total number of medicines listed in the Kazakhstan National
Drug Formulary is 2020-702. Based on the common identification of analogues from both lists, the Kazakhstan National Drug Form
has fully complied with the recommendations of the World Health Organization regarding essential medicines in 4 out of 29 standard
therapeutic sections.
Conclusions: during the study, we did not reveal any obvious differences in the choice of the Main medicines of the Kazakh
National Medicinal Formulary. According to the results of our research, it became clear that the Kazakh National Medicinal Formulary
contains 67.9% of the Main Medicines of the World Health Organization, that is, more than half of the medicines of the Kazakh National
Medicinal Formulary correspond to the 21 Approximate List of Essential Medicines of the World Health Organization

Published

2022-05-22