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National QUM Indicators for Australian Hospitals

Set 2: Antibiotic therapy

Indicators and their accompanying data collection tools are listed below. We strongly recommend downloading the following documents to guide use of the indicators:

Individual Indicators

2.1 Percentage of patients undergoing specified surgical procedures that receive an appropriate prophylactic antibiotic regimen
PDF ~ 154 KB  |  MS_Word ~ 875 KB with tool MS_Excel ~ 293 KB

2.2 Percentage of prescriptions for restricted antibiotics that are concordant with drug and therapeutics committee approved criteria
PDF ~ 152 KB  |  MS_Word ~ 864 KB with tool MS_Excel ~ 306 KB

2.3 Percentage of patients in whom doses of empirical aminoglycoside therapy are continued beyond 48 hours
PDF ~ 155 KB  |  MS_Word ~ 867 KB with tool MS_Excel ~ 295 KB

2.4 Percentage of adult patients with community acquired pneumonia that are assessed using an appropriate validated objective measure of pneumonia severity
PDF ~ 146 KB  |  MS_Word ~ 861 KB with tool MS_Excel ~ 289 KB

2.5 Percentage of patients presenting with community acquired pneumonia that are prescribed guideline concordant antibiotic therapy
PDF ~ 145 KB  |  MS_Word ~ 860 KB with tool MS_Excel ~ 306 KB