The Commission funds the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR), a component of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials, to:
AGAR is a collaboration of clinicians and scientists from key microbiology laboratories around Australia.
Laboratories participate in the AGAR surveys by providing laboratory data and isolates to the AGAR coordinating laboratories. These AGAR laboratories collate the data, undertake molecular testing on isolates and prepare reports for the following three programs:
AGAR publishes annual reports on the outcomes of these surveys, as well as a range of articles and presentations on findings. For more information on AGAR, please visit the website.
AGAR also prepares reports for the Commission that bring together the key findings of the three sepsis outcome programs, as a means of increasing access to antimicrobial resistance surveillance data to inform response strategies.
Reports are now available for analyses of 2015 and 2016 AGAR data: