Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis is part of group awarded a grant to examine antimicrobial prescribing practices across Australia

Dr Manski-Nankervis is part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Melbourne Health to conduct a pilot of GP National Antimicrobial Prescribing survey. In an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, this project is an important first step in evaluating the prescription and consumption of antimicrobial agents. Further work will determine the levels of inappropriate use of antimicrobials and develop and evaluate interventions that may change prescribing behaviour.