Primary Healthcare (PHC) Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List for South Africa - 2020

Primary Healthcare (PHC) Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List for South Africa - 2020

The Primary Healthcare (PHC) EML and STGs allow for the management of patients with relatively common conditions at primary level of care. They also guide referral of patients with more complex or uncommon conditions to facilities with the skills and resources to provide further investigation and management. As such, they serve as a progression to Adult and Paediatric hospital level EMLs and STGs. The PHC STGs and EML should be used by healthcare workers providing care at clinics, community health centres, and gateway clinics at hospitals. Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committees (PTCs) are responsible for ensuring the availability of medicines listed in the PHC EML at those facilities, as well as at higher levels of care.

Type
Guides/Guidelines
Topic
Essential Medicines List
Language
English
Publisher
National Department of Health
Year
2020