At a Glance: Pharmac in numbers
The decisions Pharmac has to make are difficult and complex. But the difference we make is simple, more New Zealanders getting access to more medicines and medical devices.
More for less
There will always be more medicines that we want to fund than we can afford to, but in 2020/21 - this is the difference we made.
Number of New Zealanders receiving funded medicines.
Estimated number of additional people benefiting from decisions in 2020/21. We estimate an extra 90,000 people will benefit from these decisions each year in the future.
Number of new medicines funded.
Total gross spending on medicines.
DHBs’ combined medicines expenditure.
Savings reinvested in more medicines.
Hospital medical devices
Additional line items on the Pharmaceutical Schedule under national contracts
Total line items on the Pharmaceutical Schedule under national contract
Value of additional medical devices under contract for 2020/21
Total value of medical devices under Pharmac contract
Want to know more?
You can find this summary for previous years in our annual reports.