Bridging healthcare gaps in rural Australia through AMR data

January 9th, 2024

We are working with healthcare professionals in rural and remote Australia to reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance on communities.

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.

Read the full story of how AEHRC scientists are bridging healthcare gaps for rural and remote Australian communities.