Year in Review


About us

The next few pages give you an overview of what we do and don’t do, our role in New Zealand’s health system, and how we are improving health outcomes for Māori and Pacific peoples.

Our work in 2019/20

Ā mātou mahi i te tau 2019/20

The following pages highlight the impacts we made in 2019/20. The stories show you what our work means for the people who can now access these funded medicines. We’ve also included some insights into the volumes and costs of medicines.

Top 20 medicines by Therapeutic Groups gross spend

Top 20 community medicines by number of funded prescriptions dispensed

Top 20 hospital medicines by gross spend

Top 20 reimbursed medicines by gross spend

How we make decisions

Te ara whakaputa whakatau

We understand how important getting access to funded medicines and related products are. These next few pages go through some of the processes we use when deciding whether to fund a medicine and the expert clinical and consumer feedback we draw on.