The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released new technical report ahead of the AURA 2023 release on 16 November.
The report, Analysis of 2015-2022 PBS and RPBS antimicrobial dispensing data, reveals an increase in antimicrobials supplied under the PBS and RPBS last year.
Antimicrobial use increased by nearly 10% from 2021 to 2022 following the dramatic decline of over 25% in the two years prior (2019-2021).
Despite the increase, antimicrobial use remains well below pre-pandemic levels and the Commission sees this as providing an opportunity to sustain improvements in appropriate antimicrobial prescribing.
Read the full report click here.