Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most significant global challenges to human health. This report examines antimicrobial medicines dispensing in the community across Australia, according to where people live. It reports trends by state and territory, Primary Health Network (PHN) and small geographical area.
Health service organisations need to monitor antimicrobial use and resistance as a part of the NSQHS Standards Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard. Antibiograms support antimicrobial stewardship programs in the development of local treatment guidelines and formulary management.