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Opioid implementation package

PUBLICATION: 31 Aug 2018, Medication Safety

This package outlines the next steps and what the options are to make a significant difference in opioid-induced adverse drug events.

Analgesic use for chronic pain

PUBLICATION: 27 Apr 2018, Medication Safety

Chronic pain should be carefully evaluated to decide which analgesic (pain reliever) is appropriate.

High opioid prescription numbers a prompt for investigation

MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Aug 2016, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission says figures showing a continuing increase in the prescription of powerful opioids are a prompt for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.

Medication safety and clinical leadership

NEWS: 13 Jun 2016, Clinical leadership for quality and safety

Medication safety is about reducing harm caused by medicines without altering the good they do and strong clinical leadership is crucial for this work.