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The Commission maintains a suite of national standard medication charts, both paper and electronic. The charts help to communicate information consistently between clinicians on the intended use of medicines for an individual patient.

The Commission has produced the following national inpatient medication charts to support the delivery of appropriate care for hospitalised patients. The charts are based on the best evidence available at the time of development. Healthcare professionals are advised to use clinical discretion and consideration of the circumstances for individual patients when using the charts for patient medication management in acute care settings.

Current national standard medication charts:

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The Commission produced the listed national inpatient medication charts to support the delivery of appropriate care for hospitalised patients. The charts are based on the best evidence available at the time of development. Healthcare professionals are advised to use clinical discretion and consideration of the circumstances for individual patients when using the charts for patient medication management in acute care settings.