The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the administration of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine:

  • Has the Department of Health and Aged Care (Health) established appropriate governance and oversight arrangements for the PBS?
  • Has Health established appropriate arrangements to manage the cost of the PBS?
  • Have Health and Services Australia established effective arrangements to manage the delivery of PBS services and payments?

Work program portfolios

This in-progress Performance audit is featured in 2 annual audit work program portfolios:

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