On 16 February 2018 the Australian Government announced two major research projects to better understand antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in residential aged care facilities.
Increasing understanding of how antimicrobial resistance is transmitted and spread in residential aged care facilities is crucial. The Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance program is a strategic priority for Australia’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
16 March 2020: GRACE study recruitment ceased to minimise the risks of COVID-19 transmission...Read story
1 October 2018: GRACE research team highlights the risks of the emergence and transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria in residential aged-care...Read story
27 May 2020: New nationwide study shows substantial increases in both prevalence of use and total consumption of antibiotics...Read story