WHO Essential Medicines Policies and Use in Developing and Transitional Countries
An Analysis of Reported Policy Implementation and Medicines Use Surveys
PLOS Medicine "Suboptimal medicine use is a global public health problem. For 35 years the World Health Organization (WHO) has promoted essential medicines policies to improve quality use of medicines (QUM), but evidence of their effectiveness is lacking, and uptake by countries remains low. Our objective was to determine whether WHO essential medicines policies are associated with better QUM."