MEDICI Drug Utilization Reporter (DUR)

Online tool to measure drug utilization using the ATC/DDD methodology


Looking for DOT?  Try MEDICI AU for antimicrobial use surveillance using days of therapy (DOT).

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MEDICI Drug Utilization Reporter (DUR) allows you to measure your facility’s drug utilization using the WHO guideline for ATC drug classification and defined daily dose (DDD) for the unit of measure.  MEDICI is a cloud-based platform that automatically calculates DDD from drug data files that you upload.  There is no need for any software implementation process.

MEDICI DUR is designed to make drug surveillance reporting economically achievable by any electronicized healthcare organization in the world.


Applications of ATC/DDD

  • Antimicrobial use surveillance
  • Drug use research studies by regional, national and international comparison
  • In-hospital daily drug use reporting
  • Assist development of treatment guidelines, policies and resource allocation
  • Measure impact of interventions, regulatory or policy actions
  • WHO GLASS reporting
  • More

DUR Features

  • Drug utilization measured by defined daily dose (DDD)
  • Drug classified by ATC system
  • Derived from medication orders or medication admimistration records
  • AI technology that parses and understands your drug data
  • Supports antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) drug surveillance
  • Stratify by nursing unit type
  • Accepts CSV or Excel data file
  • Cloud-based
  • No software to download
  • Patient-identifier not required

What are the requirements?

  • Drug utilization data captured electronically as either orders or medication administration records
  • Internet access
  • Standard Internet browser

Is patient identifier required?

No.  The calculation of DDD does not require any patient identifier.  The minimum information needed are drug name and dose.

We don’t track drugs by ATC.  Would MEDICI DUR work?

Yes. As long as your drug data file contains the drug name, MEDICI DUR will automatically attempt to translate the drug name to its ATC drug code and cross-walk its DDD using its internal WHO ATC/DDD database.  In situations where MEDICI DUR can’t determine the ATC code or more than one ATC code matches, the user will be allowed to manually assign the ATC and DDD.

How does this differ from MEDICI AU?

MEDICI AU is for antimicrobial use reporting that satisfies the US CDC guidelines for national surveillance reporting into the NHSN database.  On the other hand, MEDICI DUR is designed to support the WHO guidelines for measuring utilization of drugs classified under the ATC/DDD methodology.  Generally, MEDICI AU serves US healthcare facilities while MEDICI DUR serves non-US healthcare facilities.


How does DUR work?

1. Upload drug data file

You can provide either order-level data or administration-level data.  While administration-level drug data is more accurate, it might be more challenging to export that from your electronic health record (EHR) system.

2. Map columns

Tell MEDICI what each column in your data file means.  

3. Run report 

MEDICI will analyze your drug file to calculate DDD.  You can help MEDICI with hints to refine its understanding of your drug file.