Report

Respiratory medication use in Australia 2003–2013: treatment of asthma and COPD

5 May 2015
Description

This report describes patterns of dispensing of respiratory medications in Australia through detailed analyses of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data, as well as other sources, to draw inferences about respiratory medication use among patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Summary

This report focuses on medications dispensed for asthma (a chronic airways disease affecting children and adults) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which primarily affects older adults who have been smokers). In 2013, one or more respiratory medications were dispensed to 2,042,104 people in Australia (9.1% of the population).

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2015
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