Title: Medicare and PBS usage, 2003-2012
Authors: Zhao, Yuejen
Publisher: Health Gains Planning, DoH
Issue Date: 2013
Series/Report no.: Health Gains Planning Fact Sheet;
Abstract: Medicare is the Australian Government’s universal health insurance scheme and reimburses the cost of primary care services principally provided by General Practitioners (GP). The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is a parallel publicly funded plan, which subsidises a wide range of prescribed medicines. In 2012, a total payment of $131 million ($100 million in Medicare and $31 million in PBS) was made on behalf of the Northern Territory (NT) residents.
Subjects: Medicare;Pharmaceutical benefits;Utilisation;Statistics;State medicine;Costs and cost analysis;Primary health care;Prescribed drugs;Health Gains Factsheets
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10137/573
Series/Report no.: Health Gains Planning Fact Sheet;
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