Australia is the 2nd most expensive OECD country for out-of-pocket health expenses
OECD data shows that out-of-pocket health spending in Australia for 2013 – 2018 is second only to the United States, above Canada, the UK and New Zealand .
Private health insurance premiums – as well as general out-of-pocket costs – have been increasing well above CPI and wage rates for the last two decades. About 100,000 fewer Australians have private hospital cover today than a year ago.
But pharmacists can help asthma sufferers in Australia.
By increasing their access to essential medication – like preventers – if they were able to practice at their full scope.
This would improve health outcomes whilst saving asthma sufferers – and governments – time and money.