The National Strategy for Quality Use of Medicines. Commonwealth of Australia, 2002
(2002; 36 pages)


Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) is one of the central objectives of Australia’s National Medicines Policy. This document describes Australia’s National Strategy for QUM. It sets out the approach and principles necessary to achieve QUM in Australia. The QUM Strategic Action Plan, which is derived from the National Strategy and revised every two years, is a separate document. Together, they are intended to assist the QUM partners—healthcare consumers, health practitioners and educators, healthcare facilities, the medicines industries, the media, healthcare funders and purchasers, and governments—in becoming more aware of the QUM policy framework and approach, and enabling them to integrate their own activities with the National Strategy...

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