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Closing the Gap co-payment eligibility indicator

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term603666
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
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An indicator of eligibility for a Closing the Gap (CTG) co-payment.

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) CTG co-payment was developed to provide assistance to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to improve access to PBS medicines through co-payment relief.

The measure is a component of the broader Indigenous Health Chronic Disease package announced by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in November 2008. The CTG co-payment component of the Commonwealth initiative commenced within the PBS on 1 July 2010.

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Chronic disease and associated risk factors contribute to a reduced life expectancy gap between Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

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Patient—Closing the Gap co-payment eligibility indicator Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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