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Table 1 Status of national medicines policies (NMP) by income level, 2011 [13]

From: National medicines policies – a review of the evolution and development processes

   Country income level
   Low (36) Lower-middle (53) Upper-middle (55) High (50) Global Total (194)
   Yes % Yes % Yes % Yes % Yes %
responding countries Yes responding countries Yes responding countries Yes responding countries Yes responding countries Yes
National Health Policy exists Yes 30 96.8 34 87.2 23 79.3 15 83.3 102 87.2
n 31   39   29   18   117  
NMP exists Yes 31 93.9 39 86.7 33 68.8 30 76.9 133 80.6
n 33   45   48   39   165  
NMP implementation plan exists Yes 25 75.8 21 47.7 24 57.1 27 75.0 97 62.6
n 33   44   42   36   155