National QUM Indicators for Australian Hospitals Set 5

Set 5: Continuity of care

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

    5.1 Percentage of patients with acute coronary syndrome that are prescribed appropriate medicines at discharge
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    5.2 Percentage of patients with systolic heart failure that are prescribed appropriate medicines at discharge
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    5.3 Percentage of discharge summaries that include medication therapy changes and explanations for changes
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    5.4 Percentage of patients discharged on warfarin that receive written information regarding warfarin management prior to discharge
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    5.5 Percentage of patients with a new adverse drug reaction (ADR) that are given written ADR information at discharge AND a copy is communicated to the primary care clinician
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    5.6 Percentage of patients with asthma that are given a written asthma action plan at discharge AND a copy is communicated to the primary care clinician
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    5.7 Percentage of patients receiving sedatives at discharge that were not taking them at admission
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    5.8 Percentage of patients whose discharge summaries contain a current, accurate and comprehensive list of medicines
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    5.9 Percentage of patients who receive a current, accurate and comprehensive medication list at the time of hospital discharge
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]