Trends in psychotropic drugs dispensing 1967-1977: The impact of government controls in Australia
In the seventies, the bulk of Australian prescribing outside of hospitals took place under a government subsidised scheme known as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Using two sources of data, one from PBS dispensing only, and the other including private sales, trends in the volume of dispensing of three groups of psychotropic drugs--minor tranquillisers, antidepressants and hypnosedatives --are discussed. The effects on volume dispensed of changes in conditions of subsidy for psychotropic drugs covered by the Scheme has varied, and though the listing of a psychotropic drug for general use alters the share of the market taken by the PBS, there is little evidence that it alters the overall market for the drug.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 16 (1982)
Issue (Month): 6 (January)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/315/description#description|
|Order Information:|| Postal: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/supportfaq.cws_home/regional|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:16:y:1982:i:6:p:699-706. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.