Working with PBS Data Workshop

Are you working with linked health claims data that includes pharmaceuticals? The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data set is a valuable resource for the evaluation of medicines use in Australia. Like all data sets it has some unique characteristics. This training program will enable you to understand the peculiarities of the PBS and MBS data and give hands on experience to successfully work with it.

Introduction to PBS Data 19 February 2019

Working with PBS Data 21 February 2019

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Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre

Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre

Research at the QUMPRC is aimed at improving the way we all use medicines

The QUMPRC has earned a national and international reputation for its work in quality use of medicines, medicine safety, pharmacoepidemiology and medicines policy.

Among our success stories is the Veterans’ Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans’ MATES) Program which provides interventions to improve use of medicines for veterans. Since 2004 it has targeted general practitioners, pharmacists, residential aged-care facilities and veterans in Australia. We use large scale databases to look at improving current patterns of care to achieve the best possible outcomes for Australians. We also work with practitioners to improve outcomes in practice.

We run the Medicine and Device Surveillance Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), working to improve the detection of adverse events, quantifying the risk of harm from medicines and devices, identifying people most at risk of harm and monitoring safety in practice of medicine and device use.

We collaborate worldwide with links to Korea, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, the US, the UK, the Netherlands, India and Denmark.

The QUMPRC has over 20 staff with expertise ranging from pharmacy and medicines safety to statistics, mathematical modelling, database management, health informatics, indigenous medicines, chemistry and health promotion.

Research Students

The Quality use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre has several research students working on projects as a part of their studies with the University of South Australia. Students interested in undertaking research with the QUMPRC should check the Division of Health Sciences research section for information on how to apply.

Our Research

The research programs in the QUMPRC are directed towards improving health care and the safe and effective use of medicines and medical devices.

Read more about our research

Contact Us

Media enquiries:
Please visit the Media Centre

All other enquiries:
Annette Paschke
+61 8 8302 1234

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