National Trends in Antibiotic Use in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities, 2005–2016

27 May 2020: New nationwide study shows substantial increases in both prevalence of use and total consumption of antibiotics...

27 May 2020: New nationwide study shows substantial increases in both prevalence of use and total consumption of antibiotics in Australian residential aged-care facilities between 2005 and 2016. The increasingly widespread use of antibiotics in Australian RACFs is concerning and points to a need for enhanced efforts to optimize antibiotic use in this setting.

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