NEHTA Dose Based Prescribing Reference Sets open for review

As part of ongoing product development NEHTA conducted a market survey to identify potential areas of improvement to the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT). The survey results were used to prioritise areas for development.  One priority area identified was dose based prescribing (acute care).

Through a series of workshops and previous communications, NEHTA engaged with clinical representatives from various state health jurisdictions, vendors who provide software to those jurisdictions, and others in an effort to define standardised terminology to support dose based prescribing. 

An open review of the resulting draft reference sets is now underway. 

If you are interested in participating in the review, please contact Naomi Graham on email [email protected] or phone (02) 8298 2693.   Feedback is due by close of business Friday 4 September to [email protected].

All feedback will be collated and analysed to form the final content for the first release of Route of Administration, Dosage Form and Dose Frequency reference sets. The reference sets are scheduled for the November 2015 release of SNOMED CT-AU.