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The affordability of prescription medicines in Australia: Are copayments and safety net thresholds too high?

Searles, Andrew; Doran, Evan; Faunce, Thomas; Henry, David A

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Objective. To create and report survey-based indicators of the affordability of prescription medicines for patients in Australia. Method. A cross-sectional study of 1502 randomly selected participants in the Hunter Region of NSW, were interviewed by telephone. Main outcome measure. The self-reported financial burden of obtaining prescription medicines. Results. Data collection was completed with a response rate of 59.0%. Participants who had received and filled at least one prescription...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70958
Source: Australian Health Review
DOI: 10.1071/AH11153

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