PBS spending down in 2012/13: Productivity Commission

Spending on the PBS fell by as much as $35 per person in the 2012/13 financial year compared to previous years, a new report released by the Productivity Commission today revealed.

The report said $7.1 billion was spent on 197 million services delivered through the PBS, with a further $400 million spent on 12 million services provided under the RPBS.

Data from the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2014, also revealed that the number of Australians who reported delaying or not purchasing prescribed medicine due to cost factors continued