Pharmacy key to offset rising health costs

Australians living longer will place increasing pressure on the health system, including Medicare services, a new report says.

The 2015 Intergenerational Report says that the number of Australians aged 65 or over is projected to more than double by 2055, and the health system will need to adjust to meet ongoing, and increasing, demands.

According to the report, health expenditure is projected to increase from 4.2% of GDP in