NSW TAG prepares guidance documents to help inform clinicians and Drug and Therapeutics Committees (DTCs) in NSW hospitals. Guidance will usually be in the form of a Therapeutic Guidance, which is a peer reviewed document describing rational, evidence-based use of a medicine at the time the statement is published. Therapeutic Guidance documents are intended to provide recommendations to hospital DTCs about the place in therapy of a particular medicine or class of medicines and should assist in local formulary management and policy development. In order to provide more rapid guidance to hospital DTCs, a process for producing Therapeutic Review Documents has also been developed. Development of Other Guidance such as Discussion Papers and Practical Guidance for other hospital committees, organisations or health care settings may also be requested.
The processes by which the Editorial Committee selects topics for guidance development and develops the various guidance documents can be found here.