National Quality Use of Medicines Indicators
Quality use of medicines (QUM) involves judicious selection of treatment options (including choice between drug, non-drug and no treatment), appropriate choice of medicine when a medicine is required and safe and effective use of medicines.
The National Quality Use of Medicines Indicators are process indicators. They do not directly measure outcomes from medicines use. They do, however, focus on areas where the link between process and outcome is clearly established, so they are clinically meaningful to clinicians and their patients. They have been developed with input from doctors, pharmacists, nurses, consumers and managers around the country.
This manual is hosted by the Clinical Information Access Program website. Individual indicators can be accessed by clicking on the links below.