Nurses and midwives key to quality use of medicines

01 January 2022

Nurses and midwives know that while medicines make a significant contribution to the treatment of ill health, the prevention of disease, increasing life expectancy and improving health outcomes, they also have the potential to cause harm.


The quality use of medicines requires that the appropriate medicine is prescribed; that it is available at a price the person can afford; and that it is prescribed, dispensed and administered correctly. The goal for the use of any medicines is to promote quality of life.


Quality use of medicines strives to reduce avoidable harm and improve health outcomes.


This year has afforded the ANMF a number of opportunities to provide input to national work to improve the quality use of medicines.

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