Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has a direct effect on patient care and patient outcomes. It increases the complexity of treatment and the duration of hospital stay, resulting in additional burden to patient. Clinicians and healthcare systems.
APAS collects, analyses and reports on de-identified patient level AMR data contributed by 10 public and private pathology services across Australia. These laboratories detect AMR in isolates referred from public and private hospitals, aged care homes and community settings