National QUM Indicators for Australian Hospitals Set 6

Set 6: Hospital‚Äďwide medication management policies

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

    6.1 Percentage of medication storage areas outside pharmacy where potassium ampoules are available
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    6.2 Percentage of patients that are reviewed by a clinical pharmacist within one day of admission
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    6.3 Percentage of parenteral opioid dosage units that are pethidine
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    6.4 Percentage of submissions for formulary listing of new chemical entities for which the drug and therapeutics committee has access to adequate information for appropriate decision making
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]