8 Jul 2022

Govt persists with costly, failed medical purchase system

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 8 July 2022

The government is persisting with a way of buying hugely expensive medical devices that has been proven ineffective.

Pharmac has failed to deliver many savings and has yet to set up a way to technologically assess medical devices, even the high-risk and high-cost ones, despite 10 years of trying.

Phil Pennington reports.