Medicare Statistics

Requested MBS category by group and subgroup processed from July 2018 to June 2019

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1 Professional Attendances
State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
Group Subgroup 40,791,826 30,331,878 25,265,113 8,553,792 11,978,121 2,579,466 1,673,156 884,115 122,057,467
A1 General Practitioner 1 GP Attendances
Total 40,791,826 30,331,878 25,265,113 8,553,792 11,978,121 2,579,466 1,673,156 884,115 122,057,467
A2 Other non-referred Subgroup 1,365,544 1,557,884 679,510 290,272 426,940 31,612 89,542 8,368 4,449,672
1 Surgery Consultations
Total 1,365,544 1,557,884 679,510 290,272 426,940 31,612 89,542 8,368 4,449,672
A3 Specialist Subgroup 4,361,781 3,122,313 1,995,334 936,844 1,126,783 257,259 149,244 44,183 11,993,741
1 No subgroup
Total 4,361,781 3,122,313 1,995,334 936,844 1,126,783 257,259 149,244 44,183 11,993,741
A4 Consultant Physician (other than Psychiatry) Subgroup 4,777,527 4,254,447 2,511,635 909,394 867,735 256,812 181,657 39,530 13,798,737
1 No subgroup
Total 4,777,527 4,254,447 2,511,635 909,394 867,735 256,812 181,657 39,530 13,798,737
A5 Prolonged Subgroup 5,738 6,101 5,293 1,674 1,366 407 133 1,244 21,956
1 No subgroup
Total 5,738 6,101 5,293 1,674 1,366 407 133 1,244 21,956
A6 Group Therapy (other than by psychiatrist) Subgroup 3,801 3,480 1,456 320 61 30 113 12 9,273
1 No subgroup
Total 3,801 3,480 1,456 320 61 30 113 12 9,273
A7 Acupuncture and Non-Specialist Practitioner Items Subgroup 163,698 108,979 137,802 32,127 19,164 12,128 2,216 273 476,387
1 Acupuncture
2 Non Specialist Practitioner attendance to which no other item applies 43,688 141,358 114,402 1,839 5,955 10,751 371 1,046 319,410
3 Non Specialist Practitioner prolonged attendances 349 483 269 131 21 3 8 0 1,264
4 Non Specialist Practitioner group therapy 395 280 103 253 30 1 31 0 1,093
5 Non Specialist Practitioner health assessments 5,381 3,114 6,406 711 1,838 91 436 75 18,052
6 Non Specialist Practitioner MP, TCA, MCP and CC 54,312 44,205 27,725 7,561 14,082 538 5,012 174 153,609
7 Non Specialist Practitioner DMMR 417 467 184 234 52 8 9 1 1,372
8 Non Specialist attendance PIP payments 318 224 273 78 88 55 4 10 1,050
9 Non Specialist Practitioner mental health care 35,755 33,867 24,681 4,568 13,140 623 3,321 131 116,086
10 Non Specialist Practitioner after-hours attendances 10,804 68,172 28,624 6,782 2,192 141 255 126 117,096
11 Non Specialist Practitioner pregnancy support counselling 38 94 17 29 67 0 4 0 249
12 Non Specialist Practitioner video conferencing consultation 103 157 199 12 6 4 0 7 488
Total 315,258 401,400 340,685 54,325 56,635 24,343 11,667 1,843 1,206,156
A8 Consultant Psychiatrist Subgroup 740,365 693,782 555,643 156,930 179,771 45,783 24,339 5,181 2,401,794
1 No subgroup
Total 740,365 693,782 555,643 156,930 179,771 45,783 24,339 5,181 2,401,794
A9 Contact Lenses Subgroup 64 90 237 14 44 0 0 1 450
1 No subgroup
Total 64 90 237 14 44 0 0 1 450
A10 Optometrical Consultations Subgroup 3,199,323 2,481,069 2,096,850 704,119 918,720 215,469 158,640 70,431 9,844,621
1 General
2 TeleHealth Attendance 23 14 22 3 564 0 2 2 630
Total 3,199,346 2,481,083 2,096,872 704,122 919,284 215,469 158,642 70,433 9,845,251
A11 After Hours Subgroup 226,109 192,973 331,259 115,448 95,594 18,020 9,273 1,097 989,773
1 General Practitioner - After Hours
2 General Practitioner - Transitional Hours 46,450 71,377 47,759 37,996 16,641 2,596 1,398 295 224,512
Total 272,559 264,350 379,018 153,444 112,235 20,616 10,671 1,392 1,214,285
A12 Consultant Occupational Physician Subgroup 116 110 227 751 4 166 12 3 1,389
1 No subgroup
Total 116 110 227 751 4 166 12 3 1,389
A13 Public Health Physician Attendances Subgroup 717 67 3,038 2,426 45 10 189 18 6,510
1 No subgroup
Total 717 67 3,038 2,426 45 10 189 18 6,510
A14 Health Assessments Subgroup 349,309 195,545 270,411 67,698 112,150 23,076 10,697 30,671 1,059,557
1 No subgroup
Total 349,309 195,545 270,411 67,698 112,150 23,076 10,697 30,671 1,059,557
A15 Multidisciplinary Care Plans and Case Conferences Subgroup 3,300,834 2,204,196 1,928,634 637,894 858,074 176,183 74,772 62,491 9,243,078
1 Multidisciplinary care plans
2 Case Conferences 234,610 144,345 78,456 16,276 27,346 6,360 3,947 2,389 513,729
Total 3,535,444 2,348,541 2,007,090 654,170 885,420 182,543 78,719 64,880 9,756,807
A17 Domiciliary Medication Management Review (DMMR) Subgroup 47,181 40,775 27,484 11,386 10,152 4,879 1,511 332 143,700
1 No subgroup
Total 47,181 40,775 27,484 11,386 10,152 4,879 1,511 332 143,700
A18 GP attendance associated with PIP incentive payments Subgroup 20,356 15,806 12,165 3,991 6,377 938 910 535 61,078
1 Taking of cervical smear from unscreened woman
2 Completion of an annual cycle of care for patients with diabetes mellitus 89,129 60,772 49,900 27,751 24,292 8,671 2,983 1,887 265,385
3 Completion of the asthma cycle of care 25,322 14,060 9,191 4,351 5,890 1,459 906 185 61,364
Total 134,807 90,638 71,256 36,093 36,559 11,068 4,799 2,607 387,827
A19 Other non-referred attendance associated with PIP incentive payments Subgroup 657 747 547 101 310 15 27 4 2,408
1 Taking of cervical smear from unscreened woman
2 Completion of an annual cycle of care for patients with diabetes mellitus 949 512 304 147 117 13 26 0 2,068
3 Completion of the asthma cycle of care 390 212 124 59 8 25 3 0 821
Total 1,996 1,471 975 307 435 53 56 4 5,297
A20 GP Mental Health Treatment Subgroup 1,121,177 997,049 746,277 225,850 323,396 63,003 47,748 18,231 3,542,731
1 GP Mental Health Care plans
2 Focussed Psychological Strategies 9,614 8,398 5,592 1,265 1,954 326 243 51 27,443
Total 1,130,791 1,005,447 751,869 227,115 325,350 63,329 47,991 18,282 3,570,174
A21 Professional attendances-recognised emergency dept-priv.hosp Subgroup 20,752 81,387 67,078 6,503 7,647 2,643 197 159 186,366
1 Consultations
2 Prolonged Professional Attendances 395 943 1,426 33 18 4 5 2 2,826
Total 21,147 82,330 68,504 6,536 7,665 2,647 202 161 189,192
A22 GP after-hours attendances to which no other item applies Subgroup 3,540,405 3,599,830 1,740,309 680,447 851,827 77,437 127,942 89,676 10,707,873
1 No subgroup
Total 3,540,405 3,599,830 1,740,309 680,447 851,827 77,437 127,942 89,676 10,707,873
A23 Other non-referred after-hours attendances to which no other item applies Subgroup 66,108 86,896 34,063 18,377 14,653 1,100 7,421 818 229,436
1 No subgroup
Total 66,108 86,896 34,063 18,377 14,653 1,100 7,421 818 229,436
A24 Pain and Palliative Medicine Subgroup 31,671 29,287 24,277 5,663 24,219 2,314 1,289 98 118,818
1 Pain Medicine Attendances
2 Pain Medicine Case Conferences 2,073 780 418 3 7 10 46 6 3,343
3 Palliative Medicine Attendances 21,849 15,311 19,444 3,351 17,110 1,668 732 209 79,674
4 Palliative Medicine Case Conferences 4,181 1,841 1,846 20 1,815 3 2 0 9,708
Total 59,774 47,219 45,985 9,037 43,151 3,995 2,069 313 211,543
A26 Neurosurgery Attendances to which no other item applies Subgroup 101,739 58,992 42,609 13,324 15,769 8,220 3,031 858 244,542
1 No subgroup
Total 101,739 58,992 42,609 13,324 15,769 8,220 3,031 858 244,542
A27 Pregnancy Support Counselling Subgroup 5,992 6,905 5,646 918 2,541 163 178 88 22,431
1 No subgroup
Total 5,992 6,905 5,646 918 2,541 163 178 88 22,431
A28 Geriatric Medicine Subgroup 41,394 23,214 8,875 4,171 2,264 1,393 3,337 66 84,714
1 No subgroup
Total 41,394 23,214 8,875 4,171 2,264 1,393 3,337 66 84,714
A29 Early Intervention Services for Children Subgroup 3,403 4,229 3,344 957 791 241 87 111 13,163
1 No subgroup
Total 3,403 4,229 3,344 957 791 241 87 111 13,163
A30 Medical Practitioner video conferencing consultation Subgroup 15,614 10,354 16,002 1,495 2,618 3,831 53 660 50,627
1 Telehealth Attendance at Rooms, Home Visits or Other Institutions.
2 Telehealth Attendance at a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF). 39 70 47 4 3 5 0 6 174
3 Mental Health and Well-being Video Conferencing Consultation 5 15 8 1 5 1 0 0 35
4 Non-referred telehealth consultations to which no other item applies 1 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 12
Total 15,659 10,443 16,063 1,500 2,627 3,837 53 666 50,848
A31 Addiction Medicine Subgroup 11,720 4,429 1,601 1,746 872 32 52 60 20,512
1 Addiction Medicine Attendances
2 Group Therapy 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
3 Addiction Medicine Case Conferences 161 503 7 18 41 5 4 4 743
Total 11,890 4,932 1,608 1,764 913 37 56 64 21,264
A32 Sexual Health Medicine Subgroup 4,463 490 2,436 2,814 1,709 644 313 49 12,918
1 Sexual Health Medicine Attendances
2 Home Visits 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
3 Sexual Health Medicine Case Conferences 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 9
Total 4,465 493 2,437 2,816 1,709 650 313 49 12,932
A33 TAVI Case Conferences Subgroup 393 447 349 35 9 12 2 0 1,247
1 No subgroup
Total 393 447 349 35 9 12 2 0 1,247
A34 Health Care Homes Subgroup 90 8 11 360 3 35 0 731 1,238
1 No subgroup
Total 90 8 11 360 3 35 0 731 1,238
A35 Non-Referred Attendance at a Residential Aged Care Facility Subgroup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Flag Fall Amount for Residential Aged Care Facility Attendance
2 General Practitioner Non-Referred Attendance at a RACF 1,199,456 1,131,621 669,295 327,385 303,907 79,209 31,676 27,920 3,770,469
3 Other Medical Practitioner Non-Referred Attendance at a RACF 16,145 18,227 19,630 6,049 1,075 101 233 4 61,464
4 Non-Specialist Practitioner Non-Referred Attendance at a RACF 884 857 638 28 112 3 5 2 2,529
Total 1,216,485 1,150,705 689,563 333,462 305,094 79,313 31,914 27,926 3,834,462
Total 66,123,114 51,876,045 39,622,512 13,834,781 18,288,106 3,896,001 2,619,743 1,294,626 197,554,928


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Last updated: 25 June 2020

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