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Hospital Medicines Utilisation

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Hospital Medicines Utilisation Database (HMUD)

HMUD is the Hospital Medicines Utilisation Database. HMUD is one of the central work streams of The National Medicines Utilisation Unit (NMUU) . The overall objective of HMUD is to provide access to staff in NHS Boards and other interested parties to good high level information to support the assessment and monitoring of cost and clinical effectiveness of medicines used in hospital.

The data held in HMUD can be interrogated to provide reports at hospital level and can be aggregated up to NHS Board and/or Cancer Network (where appropriate). The earliest data currently held in the system is from April 2007, though on an ongoing basis, data older than 5 years will not be made visible to users.

The HMUD data mart is part of the NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) Corporate Data Warehouse. The Data Warehouse contains multiple data marts, each of which represents a functional area e.g. acute, prescribing, etc.

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Further Information

For further information on HMUD, including requesting access, training and documentation see the NHS Login section.

Note this area is restricted and requires a username and password. If you are unable to access this area and would like more information please contact the helpline.


ISD Datamarts Product Support helpdesk:
Tel: 0131 275 7050

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