Information for consumers on antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance, which is also referred to as antibiotic resistance, is a very important health problem in Australia and internationally. Antibiotics are important medicines that are used to treat many infections. Inappropriate use of antibiotics increases antibiotic resistance and means that some antibiotics may no longer be effective.
Doctors and patients can work together to reduce antibiotic resistance. Learn more about antibiotic resistance and what you can do to prevent and reduce it! Take a look at our videos and factsheets.