ACTIVITIES

Information Sharing

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In the future, the outcomes of CATAG activities will be collated and made available to members via Member Login. The outcomes of earlier discussions are not available.

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Information sharing and discussion

Between 2005 and 2013, the following topics were considered by CATAG members:

  • Antibiotic surveillance
  • Artesunate
  • Botulinum toxin A: access for non-PBS indications
  • Complementary medicines
  • Conflict of interest documents
  • Current key performance indicator data
  • Drotrecogin (Xigris) guidelines and aggregated audit results
  • e-prescribing
  • Formulary processes
  • Generic medicines: reports of issues
  • Heparins in VTE prophylaxis
  • High cost drug submission documents
  • High risk medicines: Sharing incident data
  • Hydroxycobalamin
  • Individual patient use/individual patient approval forms
  • Key performance indicators
  • Medication Safety Self Assessment/QUM indicators
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Naltrexone in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nifedipine
  • Nitric oxide
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Off-label use of drugs: list medicines and indications for which off-label use is considered standard practice
  • Oral anticoagulants
  • Paracetamol
  • Pharmaceutical company liaison
  • Product familiarisation programs
  • Self-funding high-cost drugs
  • Using patients own drugs
  • Data Collection

    Off-label use of rituximab: A prospective online survey tool collected data for a six month period April 2012 to October 2012 from Australian public hospitals.
    Publication: O’Connor, K. and Liddle, C.(2013) Prospective data collection of off-label use of rituximab in Australian public hospitals.
    Internal Medicine Journal, 43: 863–870. doi: 10.1111/imj.12206

    Projects

  • Development of Guiding Principles for the roles and responsibilities of Drug and Therapeutics Committees in Australian public hospitals, 2013
  • Development of Guiding Principles for the quality use of off-label medicines, 2013
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