Resources to improve the quality use of medicines

Quality use of medicines (QUM) involves improving medicine use, including prescription, non-prescription and complementary medicines, by health professionals and decision makers as well as by consumers and the medicines industry. Resources to assist in the optimisation of QUM include:

Medicines information & prescribing resources

QUM information and initiatives

QUM research

Continuity of care

Document Audience Document type
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
OSSIE Guide to Clinical Handover All health professionals Resource guide
NSW Health
Standard key principles All health professionals  

Continuity in medication management

Document Audience Document type
SA Health
Continuity in Medication Management - a Handbook for South Australian Hospitals (PDF 1.83MB) All health professionals Handbook
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
National Medication Management Plan All health professionals Standardised form, user guide and training PowerPoint
Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
SHPA Standards of Practice for Clinical Pharmacy Services Pharmacy profession Journal article
Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand
Medication Reconciliation All health professionals Guidance tools and training materials

Health reform



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