Victoria Pre Budget Submission 2021-22

Medicines are the most common intervention in health care. Concerningly, problems with the use of medicines are also alarmingly common. In Australia, 250,000 hospital admissions a year are a result of medicine-related problems.

 

The annual cost of these admissions is $1.4 billion; 50% of this harm is preventable. This burden of harm is felt in Victoria just like it is throughout Australia.

 

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia recommends provision is made in the 2021/2022 Financial Year Victorian Government Budget in four areas of actions.

 

Read the submission here: Victorian Budget Submission 21-22