The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) generate large amounts of valuable data with untapped potential to identify and monitor patterns of health service use and inform health service planning.

The Sax Institute invites you to attend this one-day seminar on working with MBS and PBS data, which will provide insights into the multiple ways these datasets can be used.

Participants will receive an introduction to datasets, advice on dealing with some of their specific characteristics, and view examples of how researches have used this data.

Who should attend?

This introductory seminar will be of interest to researchers, policymakers and health service/program planning teams new to working with MBS and PBS data. The seminar is designed for those planning to use Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study or similar for linked data research and those interested in driving policy and practice change.

About the presenter

Dr Anna Kemp-Casey is a Research Fellow in the Medicines and Device Surveillance Centre for Research Excellence at the University of South Australia and an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Centre for Health Services Research at The University of Western Australia.

Anna has a decade of experience using PBS and MBS data to examine health service use in vulnerable populations. Her other research activities include cost barriers to medicines use, analysis of policy impacts, pharmaco-vigilance and medicines safety, and health outcomes studies using linked State and Commonwealth datasets.

Anna is a former member of the Drug Utilisation Subcommittee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and a co-founder of Medicines Use Research Australia.

Event details

Date: Friday 14 September 2018

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm

Venue: UTS, Building 10, Level 7, Seminar rooms 1–2, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo

Cost: $485  per person (including GST and booking fee)

RSVP: Places for this seminar are limited to 35. Please register for this event by 5pm Tuesday 11 September to secure your place.

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For more information please contact Jillian Hutchinson.

E: T: 02 9188 9595