List of reports produced or supported by NPS

Listed below are reports produced or supported by NPS.

Complementary Medicines

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Title Date
Review of complementary medicines electronic resource
This review of complementary medicines information resources aimed to identify high quality resources for use by Australian health professionals and consumers.
March 2009
Information Use and Needs of Complementary Medicines Users
Research results - the attitudes, information seeking behaviour and preferences for information about complementary medicines of Australian users.
December 2008
Complementary Medicines Information Use and Needs of Health Professionals: General Practitioners and Pharmacists
Research results - Australian general practitioner and pharmacist knowledge and attitudes regarding complementary medicines, how they currently seek and assess the quality of information about complementary medicines,and their preferences for future information.
December 2008
Complementary medicines: attitudes and information needs of consumers and healthcare professionals (Literature review)
This review synthesises the available research on information seeking and the information needs of consumers and health professionals in Australia and overseas around complementary medicines.
July 2007

Evaluation of NPS MedicineWise activities and programs

NPS Annual Evaluation Report 2012–13

This report presents the evaluation results of our activities and programs and the main methods we use for evaluation.

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Consumers' knowledge, attitudes, awareness and behaviour

These reports present results from NPS surveys of consumers about their knowledge, attitudes, awareness and behaviour around medicine use and NPS Programs.

Health professionals' knowledge, attitudes, awareness and behaviour

These reports present results from NPS surveys of health professions about their knowledge, attitudes, awareness and behaviour around medicine use and NPS Programs.

Medication Safety

Title
Date
Medication Safety in the Community: A Review of the Literature.
The review explores the outcomes and prevalence of adverse drug events and medication errors, factors contributing to or increasing the risk of such events. It reviews interventions to reduce medication related adverse events that result in mortality, hospital admissions, emergency department attendances and/or morbidity in the community.
June 2009
Medication Safety in Australia: Current Status at November 2007. A Discussion paper.
This report summarises the current state of medication safety activities in Australia, identifies any linkages between work on medication safety and Quality Use of Medicines work and identifies gaps in the coordination of that work.
November 2007

e-Health

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Date

NPS e-Health Strategy 2010-13

e-Health can enable sharing and access to information to help consumers and health professionals make better decisions.  NPS has developed an e-health strategy which outlines how we will use e-health to improve the use of medicines and medical tests and increase the impact of our interventions.

June 2011

Quality, safety and usefulness of general practice prescribing software study. Report.

The aims of this study were to identify the key features of general practice electronic prescribing systems that support patient safety and quality of care and are useful for clinicians and patients; to establish consensus on the most important features; to assess the implementation of these features in commonly used general practice prescribing software systems; and to make recommendations about the most important features.

April 2011