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Implementation and evaluation of a multisite drug usage evaluation program across Australian hospitals - a quality improvement initiative

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Title
Implementation and evaluation of a multisite drug usage evaluation program across Australian hospitals - a quality improvement initiative
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BMC Health Services Research, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-11-206
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Authors

Lisa K Pulver, Angela Wai, David J Maxwell, Marion B Robertson, Steven Riddell

Abstract

With the use of medicines being a broad and extensive part of health management, mechanisms to ensure quality use of medicines are essential. Drug usage evaluation (DUE) is an evidence-based quality improvement methodology, designed to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of drug use. The purpose of this paper is to describe a national DUE methodology used to improve health care delivery across the continuum through multi-faceted intervention involving audit and feedback, academic detailing and system change, and a qualitative assessment of the methodology, as illustrated by the Acute Postoperative Pain Management (APOP) project.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 54 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 21%
Student > Master 9 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 4 7%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 6 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 39%
Social Sciences 8 14%
Psychology 6 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 10 18%

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#7,762,321
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