Evaluation of the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and GPs through the Medicare Benefits Schedule initiative: component B: an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) administrative data

A detailed analysis of routinely collected MBS and PBS data focusing on access, affordability, and the level and mix of service use and patterns of use of Better Access services. It also includes an examination of the extent to which there have been any changes in PBS medication use.

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Evaluation of the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and GPs through the Medicare Benefits Schedule initiative: component B: an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) administrative data (online)

PDF version: Evaluation of the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and GPs through the Medicare Benefits Schedule initiative: component B: an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) administrative data (PDF 2280 KB large file)

The same publication in smaller sections:

Cover pages (PDF 259 KB)
Executive summary (PDF 224 KB)
1. Background (PDF 201 KB)
2. Method (PDF 244 KB)
3. Access (PDF 540 KB large file)
4. Affordability (PDF 373 KB)
5. Equity (PDF 277 KB)
6. Protocol-based care (PDF 293 KB)
7. Interdisciplinary care (PDF 271 KB)
8. Impact on prescribing (PDF 436 KB)
9. Impact on related programs (PDF 799 KB large file)
10. Discussion (PDF 197 KB)
References (PDF 169 KB)
Appendices (PDF 211 KB)


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