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Quality Use of Medicines

The Quality Use of Medicines Program aims to reduce preventable harm from medication errors and improve patient outcomes by promoting safe, effective and appropriate medication use.

Who are we?

The Quality Use of Medicines Program represents the Victorian State Government on matters relating to the QUM. We strive to achieve our vision through consultation on strategy and policy development with:

What do we do?

The Quality Use of Medicines Program, through consultation and review of local, national and international literature, has identified five top priorities:

Priority Initiatives
Standardisation of systems for safe prescribing, administration and supply of medicines throughout the medication management cycle
Analysis of data, identifying risks and recommending actions
Feedback to and from health services and local, national and international bodies on QUM initiatives
Risk management

Further QUM information