Bridging healthcare gaps in rural Australia through AMR data
With the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), choosing the correct antibiotic for an infection is becoming an increasingly difficult task.
This is particularly impacting rural and remote communities, where increased wait times and a lack of AMR data can result in the inappropriate prescription of antibiotics, further driving antimicrobial resistance.
But by using CSIRO developed program, HOTspots, scientists can gather region-specific data on AMR resistance patterns – allowing healthcare professionals to choose the right drug, for the right bug, at the right time.
The Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) is CSIRO's digital health research program and a joint venture between CSIRO and the Queensland Government. The AEHRC works with state and federal health agencies, clinical research groups and health businesses around Australia.