Quality Use of Medicines indicators can be used to drive system improvements in health care
Use of clinical indicators with collection and monitoring of meaningful data has been recognised as important for driving improvements in the safety and quality of health care.1 Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) is one aspect of health care in which continual improvement is vitally important. QUM forms part of Australia’s National Medicines Policy and involves judicious selection of treatment options (including choice between drug or non-drug treatment and no treatment), appropriate choice of medicines when they are required, and safe and efficacious use of medicines.2
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