OSHCstudents – There are a number of things that might make up the cost of your hospital stay, so we’ll try and break them down simply.
|Medical costs:||The fees charged by a surgeon, physician, anaesthetist, or other medical specialist when they are treating you in hospital.|
|Hospital costs:||Charges related to staying in the actual hospital such as the use of the bed, food and operating theatre, plus nursing and allied health services.|
|Pharmacy costs:||The cost of prescribed medication provided to you, or purchased by you, for treatment of your condition. This includes pharmaceuticals listed on the Australian Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Schedule (PBS), and, in some cases, non-PBS ‘High Cost Drugs’.|
|Prostheses costs:||The cost of things that are surgically implanted like artificial hips or knees or cardiac devices such as pacemakers, and stay implanted when you leave hospital.|
As a public patient, these costs are covered by Medicare.
OSHCstudents (source: Bupa)