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dc.contributor.authorLee, Kah Seng
dc.contributor.supervisorAssoc. Prof. Rachael Moorin
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Delia Hendrie
dc.contributor.supervisorProf. Bruce Sunderland

Objectives: To investigate the impact of cost containment measures on PBS prescribing volumes and expenditure. Methods: Segmented linear regression models were used to analyse the time series data from Medicare Australia’s PBS Statistics. Seven measures and four new listing dates of statins were investigated. Results: Many of the cost containment measures were effective in containing costs. Conclusions: The safety net 20 days rule was estimated to be the most effective in reducing drugs utilisation and expenditure.

dc.publisherCurtin University
dc.titleThe impact of cost containment reforms to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on prescribing volumes and expenditure in Australia: 1992-2011
curtin.departmentSchool of Pharmacy
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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