National QUM Indicators for Australian Hospitals Set 3

Set 3: Medication ordering

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

    3.1 Percentage of patients whose current medicines are documented and reconciled at admission
    [PDF] |  with tool [XLS]

    3.2 Percentage of patients whose known adverse drug reactions are documented on the current medication chart
    [PDF] |  with tool [XLS]

    3.3 Percentage of medication orders that include error-prone abbreviations
    [PDF] |  with tool [XLS]

    3.4 Percentage of paediatric medication orders that include the correct dose per kilogram (or body surface area) AND an effective and safe total dose
    [PDF] |  with tool [XLS]

    3.5 Percentage of medication orders for intermittent therapy that are prescribed safely
    [PDF] |  with tool [XLS]

    3.6 Percentage of patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy whose treatment is guided by a hospital approved chemotherapy treatment protocol
    [PDF] |  with tool [XLS]