PBS is a monthly tsibble with two values:

Scripts:
Total number of scripts
Cost:Cost of the scripts in $AUD

Format

Time series of class tsibble

Source

Medicare Australia

Details

The data is disaggregated using four keys:

Concession:
Concessional scripts are given to pensioners, unemployed, dependents, and other card holders
Type:Co-payments are made until an individual's script expenditure hits a threshold ($290.00 for concession, $1141.80 otherwise). Safety net subsidies are provided to individuals exceeding this amount.
ATC1:
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical index (level 1)
ATC2:Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical index (level 2)

Examples

PBS
#> # A tsibble: 65,219 x 9 [1M] #> # Key: Concession, Type, ATC1, ATC2 [336] #> Month Concession Type ATC1 ATC1_desc ATC2 ATC2_desc Scripts Cost #> <mth> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <dbl> <dbl> #> 1 1991 Jul Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 18228 67877 #> 2 1991 Aug Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 15327 57011 #> 3 1991 Sep Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 14775 55020 #> 4 1991 Oct Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 15380 57222 #> 5 1991 Nov Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 14371 52120 #> 6 1991 Dec Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 15028 54299 #> 7 1992 Jan Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 11040 39753 #> 8 1992 Feb Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 15165 54405 #> 9 1992 Mar Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 16898 61108 #> 10 1992 Apr Concession… Co-pa… A Alimentar… A01 STOMATOLO… 18141 65356 #> # … with 65,209 more rows