Infographics - Pharmacy Facts

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infographic - Female Pharmacists

Female Pharmacists to Workforce Demographics

As at 30 June 2019, there were 31,955 registered pharmacists in Australia. 62.8% are women and over 60% are under 40 years of age.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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$20 Billion Savings to Government

The Guild estimates the Government will save $20 billion through PBS reforms during the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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Distance

In capital cities and regional areas, 97% and 65% of consumers are no further that 2.5km from a pharmacy respectively.

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Adherence Savings

Community-pharmacist led medication-adherence interventions have improved adherence rates by 9.3% and reduced health system costs by $1.9 billion.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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Hospitalisations

In 2017-18 there were 229,080 potentially preventable public hospitalisations and 64,086 private hospitalisations from chronic conditions (excluding diabetes).

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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Opioid Replacement

Pharmacies support public health initiatives such as Opioid Replacement Therapy, improving social, economic and health outcomes.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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Dose Administration Aids

Between June 2016 and May 2017 there were 14.6 million dose administration aids provided by community pharmacies.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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No. of Pharmacies

There are 5,723 community pharmacies in Australia.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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6CPA

Six Community Pharmacy Agreements have been negotiated between the Government and the Guild.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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PBS Expenditure

In 2017-18, under the PBS and RPBS, community pharmacies dispensed almost 210 million Government subsidised (above Co-Pay) prescriptions.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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Pharmacy Access

Community pharmacies are the most frequently accessed and most accessible health destination.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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Pharmacy Visits

On average, every person visits a community pharmacy 18 times each year in metropolitan, rural and remote locations.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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Convenience

65% of patients say they use one pharmacy for everything or at least one category of product/service.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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Quality Accreditation

More than 94% of pharmacies nationwide have achieved quality accreditation.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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National Diabetes Service Scheme

Community pharmacies provide a national network of National Diabetes Service Scheme access points for the 1,309,070 Australians with diabetes who have registered with the NDSS.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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Trusted Profession

Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professions along with nurses and doctors.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

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ePrescriptions

More than 90% of Australian Pharmacies use the Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP) platform.

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Published: 12 Sep 2019 2:53pm

Page last updated 24 September 2019