Ins and outs of the pharmaceutical benefits scheme

John Bennett*, Paul Glasziou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Australians enjoy access to a wide choice of subsidised medications, particularly compared with other countries. For example, annual costs for elderly Americans on prescription medications were estimated to be about US$1200 (A$2000) in 2000, with an average prescription costing about US$40 (A$70), whereas Australians generally have to pay a maximum of about $23 for a prescription for a medication that is listed on the PBS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalMedicine Today
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes


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