Deeble Issues Brief No. 24: The impact of Australian hospital medicines funding on achieving the objectives of the National Medicines Policy

The funding of medicines in Australia is complex, with many factors contributing to who funds what medicines and when they are funded. Further, medicines funding, particularly in hospitals, has become increasingly fragmented over time.

This Issues Brief from the Deeble Institute of Health Policy Research proposes a preferred solution for funding reform; moving towards a less complex funding model that is integrated and patient-centric may help achieve government intentions at both federal and state and territory levels as well as meeting objectives of the National Medicines Policy.