National QUM Indicators for Australian Hospitals Set 7

Set 7: Acute mental health 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

    7.1 Percentage of as required (PRN) psychotropic medication orders with documented indication, dose (or dose range), frequency and maximum daily dose specified
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    7.2 Percentage of patients taking lithium who receive appropriate monitoring during their inpatient episode
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    7.3 Percentage of patients who receive written and verbal information on regular psychotropic medicines initiated during their admission
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    7.4 Percentage of patients taking antipsychotic medicines who receive appropriate monitoring for the development of metabolic side effects
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]

    7.5 Percentage of patients prescribed two or more regular antipsychotic medicines at hospital discharge
    [PDF]  |  with tool [XLS]