Helping Australia to reduce antimicrobial resistance

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most significant challenges facing health care around the world because it reduces our ability to prevent or fight disease.

The Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) Surveillance System has provided essential information to support Australia’s strategic response to AMR. It coordinates data from a range of programs to provide a national view of the state of antimicrobial use and resistance. AURA reports provide policy makers, healthcare managers and health professionals with vital information – by seeing how we use antibiotics and how resistance is developing, we can target the best ways to slow or prevent resistance.

Biotext has been involved with AURA since its inception in 2016, providing advice on the structure and content of the annual reports, comprehensively editing the text and designing the reports. Our editors, designers and data visualisation specialists collaborate with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to ensure maximum clarity and readability for the text and data displays.

Our role:

Writing and editing – we edited and proofread the report to ensure clarity and consistency, and wrote a summary of the report to highlight the key findings and messages

Data visualisation – the report includes extensive data on the use of antibiotics, and we drew on our data visualisation expertise to ensure that the numerous complex graphs and tables were presented clearly and accurately

Design – we designed the report and produced accessible versions for web publication