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Good prescribing: where to next?

Robert F W Moulds
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (5): 196-197.

We have the tools to improve prescribing — the challenge is to use them

Australia's place among the world leaders in the quality use of medicines is exemplified by its National Medicines Policy, the framework of which was put in place over 10 years ago.1 At the centre of the policy is the goal that medicines are used wisely — the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) acronym has since become somewhat hackneyed and maybe the time is ripe to replace it by a less pretentious label.

  • Robert F W Moulds

  • Fiji School of Medicine, Suva, Fiji.

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