Price and Quantity Trends in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

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Sweeny, Kim (2003) Price and Quantity Trends in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


This paper describes the underlying trends in the prices of and demand for drugs listed under the PBS using a variety of indexes of price and quantity suggested by the index number literature. It calculates indexes for all drugs in aggregate and for different disease categories.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Project Working Paper Series

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
DOI Draft Working Paper No. 14
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords PBS, Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme, Health Insurance Commission, HIC
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