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3.15 Access to prescription medicines

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Data tables: 3.15 Access to prescription medicines
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List of tables in measure 3.15


  • Table D3.15.1: Directly administered expenditure by the Australian Government, non-government organisations and individuals on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme and related expenditure, by Indigenous status, 2015–16

  • Table D3.15.2: Australian Government expenditures through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Scheme (RPBS), by Indigenous status, 2015–16

  • Table D3.15.3: Australian Government expenditures through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS), for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, by remoteness, 2015–16

  • Table D3.15.4: Australian Government expenditure on mainstream PBS and RPBS (constant prices) per person, by Indigenous status, 2010–11 to 2016–17

  • Table D3.15.5: Reasons for not filling prescription medicines, by sex, age group and jurisdiction (non remote only), Indigenous Australians aged 15 years and over, 2018–19

Data sources

  • AIHW Health Expenditure Database
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
  • National Health Workforce Dataset

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