Drug use evaluation (DUE) programs

Drug use evaluation (DUE) is a quality improvement activity which uses an ongoing cyclical process to improve quality use of medicines (QUM) and health outcomes. It involves monitoring and reviewing drug use, evaluating and comparing it with best practice guidelines, and using multifaceted interventions to improve drug use and overall patient care. This cycle is repeated as often as necessary to achieve set goals.

Our DUE activities focus on specific disease states or therapeutic areas for aged care homes as well as hospitals.

Medication management in residential aged care website

This site provides access to resources and tools related to medication management in residential aged care.

It has been designed for registered nurses working in residential aged care and each resource and tool has been reviewed to assess its usefulness.

Links are provided to a wide variety of sites giving access to the most up-to-date policies and regulations, codes for guidance and guidelines.