Data about how clinicians are using medication charts guides your healthcare facility in measuring clinical practice. This leads to improved health outcomes for patients and embeds continuous quality improvement within hospitals. Such activities provide evidence to support accreditation according to the NSQHS Standards.
Australian hospitals and day procedure centres can participate in the NSMC national audit or coordinate a local audit using the NSMC audit system.
The following support tools are available for auditing NSMCs:
Instructional videos are also available for the NSMC audit system:
NIMC national auditing has resulted in a large body of evidence on use of the NIMC. The NIMC National Audit Reports compile audit data from 2009 until 2014.
Contact your NSMC local contact.
|ACT – Mr Daniel Lalor||Daniel.Lalor@act.gov.au||(02) 6174 7106|
|NSW – Ms Nina Muscillo||CEC-MedicationSafety@health.nsw.gov.au||(02) 9269 5585|
|NT – Ms Angela Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org||(08) 8951 7571|
|QLD – Ms Fiona McIveremail@example.com||(07) 3708 5294|
|SA – Ms Kaye Barrattfirstname.lastname@example.org||(08) 8226 7240|
|TAS – Ms Anita Thomasemail@example.com||(03) 6166 1086|
|VIC – Dr Kylie McIntoshfirstname.lastname@example.org||(03) 9096 7786 (Tues-Thurs)|
|WA – Ms Kerry Fitzsimons||Kerry.Fitzsimons@health.wa.gov.au||(08) 9222 4008 (Mon,Tues,Fri|