Overview of the pharmaceutical benefits scheme published

Professor Philip Clarke has published an overview of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the health policy textbook Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 3rd Edition.

The chapter provides an overview of the scheme, including:

  • a guide to key institutions such as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee;
  • an overview of recent policy reforms with a special focus on the pricing of generic pharmaceuticals;
  • ongoing policy challenges such as the impact of technological change;
  • an example of assessing new drugs using cost-effectiveness.

More information on this textbook can be found here.