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Time to raise the pharmacy bar on Aboriginal health

Australian Pharmacist
Volume 31 Issue 6 (Jun 2012)

Abstract: Recently I attended the QUMAX and S100 joint forum in Melbourne where, appropriately, the successes of the QUMAX, Section 100 and Close the Gap programs were celebrated. There is no doubt that through these programs some of the financial barriers have been removed, and access to medicines for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has greatly improved. The forum was a great opportunity for pharmacists and Aboriginal Health Service personnel to exchange information, and to present ideas and concerns to the representatives from the Department of Health and Ageing. It was acknowledged that the programs are at times difficult to negotiate both for health professionals and patients. The streamlining and integration of all the Aboriginal PBS programs were discussed.

To cite this article: Swain, Lindy. Time to raise the pharmacy bar on Aboriginal health [online]. Australian Pharmacist, Vol. 31, No. 6, Jun 2012: 452. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=371195662639612;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 0728-4632. [cited 31 Jul 16].

Personal Author: Swain, Lindy; Source: Australian Pharmacist, Vol. 31, No. 6, Jun 2012: 452 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0728-4632 Subject: Pharmacy management; Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene; Pharmacist and patient; Health care reform; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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