Menzies Weekly Seminar - Determining the cost of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals: are we there yet?

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Presenter:  Dr Teresa Wo┼║niak

Date: Jul 03, 2018

Time: 11:00am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Paul Dale, senior communications officer
T: (08) 8946 8658

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus - available on WebEx

Target audience:  The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public

Abstract: Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat but little is known of the health and economic impact at the country-level. This information is necessary to ensure relevant and local data are used to make clinical decision and to drive health policy changes.
I will present a brief overview of an economic model that I developed whilst working at Queensland University of Technology. This transparent and flexible model aimed to measure the healthcare costs of E. coli, K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, E. faecium and S.aureus. The model utilises Australian estimates of incidence density of bloodstream infection and the proportion of these that are resistant. These data were supplemented with published international estimates from high-quality studies of attributable mortality and morbidity associated with resistant compared to susceptible organisms.
Understanding the country-specific epidemiology and costs of infections are increasingly important given the significant spread of resistance worldwide and in particular for countries such as Australia, given the close proximity with highly endemic countries. These data provide the baseline estimates of the economic burden of antimicrobial resistance to key resistant hospital-associated infections in Australia.

Biography: Teresa joined HOT NORTH at Menzies working on developing a cross-jurisdictional surveillance system for drug-resistant infections across northern Australia. Read more on our website.

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