General Practitioners Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme Study (GAPS)

The General practitioners Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme Study (GAPS) is a research project which aims to decrease antibiotic resistance in Australia by reducing the antibiotic prescribing rates for Acute Respiratory Infections in primary care. 

Utilising the considerable expertise from several institutions in Queensland (The University of Queensland, Bond University and Queensland University of Technology) we investigated innovative and cost effective interventions which will led to a reduction in antibiotic prescribing in primary care.  This is a diverse group of experts from clinical and academic fields who work together on research that will translate into a reduction of antibiotic resistance and improved strategies for the appropriate use of antibiotics at clinical and policy level.

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