National QUM Indicators for Australian Hospitals Set 2

Set 2: Antibiotic therapy

Indicators and their accompanying data collection tools are listed below. We strongly recommend downloading the following documents to guide use of the indicators:

  • Using the National Quality Use of Medicines Indicators for Australian Hospitals¬†which contains critical information on using the indicators for quality improvement [PDF]
  • Data collection tool user guide [PDF]
  • Individual Indicators

    2.1 Percentage of patients undergoing specified surgical procedures that receive an appropriate prophylactic antibiotic regimen
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    2.2 Percentage of prescriptions for restricted antibiotics that are concordant with drug and therapeutics committee approved criteria
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    2.3 Percentage of patients in whom doses of empirical aminoglycoside therapy are continued beyond 48 hours
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    2.4 Percentage of adult patients with community acquired pneumonia that are assessed using an appropriate validated objective measure of pneumonia severity
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    2.5 Percentage of patients presenting with community acquired pneumonia that are prescribed guideline concordant antibiotic therapy
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]