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Table 1 Quantitative changes of SA STG/EMLs over time (1996–2013)

From: Quantitative evaluation of essential medicines lists: the South African case study

Level of SA STG/EML Year of SA STG/EML Total molecules (excluding duplicates) Total Molecules (including duplicates) Total dosage forms (including duplicates) Ratio dosage forms per molecule (including duplicates) Total number of therapeutic classes present
Primary Health Care 1996 134 180 201 1.12 0
1998 125 177 198 1.12 0
2003 140 202 219 1.08 6
2008 161 231 243 1.05 12
Adult Hospital 1998 364 397 447 1.13 0
2006 390 428 432 1.01 32
2012 357 395 407 1.03 31
Paediatric Hospital 1998 231 316 368 1.16 1
2006 240 348 384 1.10 12
2013 228 342 372 1.09 22