Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
The Impact of the PBS Reform - Report to the Parliament
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In accordance with the implementing legislation for the 2007 PBS reforms, the Minister has laid before the Parliament the report The Impact of PBS Reform. The report details the impact of the various aspects of PBS reform, including the impact on Government expenditure, consumers, industry, pharmacy, wholesalers and prescribers. The report also considers the possible future impact of PBS Reform.
Full report: The Impact of PBS Reform report to the Parliament (PDF 5616 KB)
The report in sections:
Main document: The Impact of PBS Reform report to the Parliament (PDF 517 KB)
Appendix A (PDF 553 KB)
Appendix B (PDF 326 KB)
A consulting organisation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, was engaged by the Department to provide an independent analysis on the impact of PBS reform. The PricewaterhouseCoopers report covers the impact of PBS reform on Government expenditure, consumers, industry and the pharmaceutical supply chain. The key findings and the results of the modeling undertaken by the consultant have been incorporated into the Minister’s report. The executive summary of the PricewaterhouseCoopers report was also appended to the Minister’s report at Appendix A above.
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- Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Growth Hormone Program
- Remuneration and claims system for approved pharmacists and approved hospital authorities supplying under the Remote Aboriginal Health Program under section 100 of the National Health Act 1953 (the Act):
- Rural Pharmacy Workforce Program
- Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme
- Electronic Prescribing and Dispensing of Medicines
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