Hospital pharmacy and the PBS: what is being spent where?
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme has been accessible to hospitals through the Pharmaceutical Reform Agreements since 2001 when the first jurisdiction signed up, allowing patients in participating states to access subsidised PBS medicines when discharged from hospital and when attending outpatient clinics or day treatment centres.
Gradually, hospital pharmacy has increased its proportion of PBS expenditure, currently at a high of 22%. This webinar will delve beneath the surface and look at where the 22% is being expended across the six participating jurisdictions and under which particular programs of the PBS including General PBS medicines and Section 100 Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy and Section 100 Highly Specialised Drugs Program. It will correlate the data with public hospital and workforce statistics published by the Department of Health and Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, to obtain a more informed comparison of PBS activity across the different jurisdictions.
This webinar will commence at 1.00pm AEST
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- Jerry Yik, Senior Policy Analyst, SHPA