This report looks at medications dispensed in 2017–18 to contemporary ex-serving ADF members with service from 1 Jan 2001. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of contemporary ex-serving ADF members were dispensed at least one medication subsidised by the PBS/RPBS. After adjusting for age and sex, similar proportions of the contemporary ex-serving population and Australian population were dispensed medications in 2017–18.

  • Cat. no: PHE 264
Findings from this report:
  • Nearly two thirds (64%) of all contemporary ex-serving ADF members were dispensed at least one medication

  • 22% of members and 24% of Australians were dispensed cardiovascular medications, adjusted for age and sex differences

  • 20% of members and 15% of Australians were dispensed antidepressants, adjusted for age and sex differences

  • 72% of members and 71% of Australians were dispensed at least one medication, adjusted for age and sex differences