Artikel "Developing a paediatric drug formulary for the Netherlands" (Arch Dis Child 2016 )

18 november 2016

In een recent gepubliceerd artikel worden de achtergronden, ontwikkeling en werkwijze van het Kinderformularium beschreven.

As many drugs in paediatrics are used off-label, prescribers face a lack of evidence-based dosing guidelines. A Dutch framework was developed to provide dosing guidelines based on best available evidence from registration data, investigator-initiated research, professional guidelines, clinical experience and consensus. This has clarified the scientific grounds of drug use for children and encouraged uniformity in prescribing habits in the Netherlands. The developed framework and the current content of the Dutch Paediatric Formulary could be used as basis for similar initiatives worldwide, preferably in a concerted effort to ultimately provide children with effective and safe drug therapy.

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