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Share of prescribed patients Australia FY 2020, by age group and gender

In financial year 2020, a survey on patient experiences in Australia reported that 95.5 percent of male respondents who were 85 years and older received prescriptions for medication in that year, compared to 95.1 percent of females in that age group. The overall survey results show that patients are more likely to receive a prescription for medication if they are older.

Share of patients who received prescriptions for medication in Australia in financial year 2020, by age group and gender

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Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

Australia

Survey time period

financial year 2020

Number of respondents

29,793 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

Australia's financial year runs from July of one year to June of the following year; for example, the financial year 2017 starts on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2017

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Note: Exact wording of the survey question: "Since last year, has any GP written [you/him/her] a prescription for medication?"

Only includes prescriptions received from a general practitioner.

Survey respondents include only those who are usual residents of private dwellings.

Values were weighted by the source.

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