Development of a system to allow comparison of secondary care medicines utilisation across Scotland-the Hospital Medicines Utilisation Database (HMUD)

I. Bishop, S. McTaggart, D. Kidd, M. Bennie

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Abstract of a paper presented at the Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK and Ireland) Conference, London, 4 Feb 2010. HMUD will provide access to data on medicines use at individual preparation level by each NHS hospital in Scotland. Both expenditure and amount used, as defined daily doses, will be available, where appropriate. Data from other NHS NSS data warehouses are included to provide additional reference material and denominator information such as population, and occupied bed days so that meaningful comparisons can be made.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-647
Number of pages1
JournalPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Issue number6
Early online date24 May 2010
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
EventDrug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland), Conference 2010. The Royal Society of Medicine - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Feb 20104 Feb 2010


  • data warehouses
  • denominator information
  • NHS
  • Drug Utilisation Research Group
  • preparation level
  • hospital
  • Scotland

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