Year in Review: The year in numbers

He tau anō nō te tau

Combined Pharmaceutical Budget 2019/2020

  • $1.04 billion – DHBs' combined pharmaceutical expenditure
  • 3.77 million – number of New Zealanders receiving funded medicines
  • 14 – number of new medicines funded
  • 32 – number of medicines with widened access
  • $87.4 million – amount of savings achieved to reinvest in medicines
  • 71,245 – estimated number of additional patients benefitting from new funded medicines

Hospital medical devices 2019/2020

  • 17,000 – additional line items added to the Pharmaceutical Schedule
  • 120,000*+ – total line items on the Pharmaceutical Schedule under national contracts
  • $41 million – value of additional medical devices under contract for 2019/2020
  • $296 million – total value of medical devices under PHARMAC contract