Medicare Statistics

Requested MBS category by group and subgroup processed from July 2017 to June 2018

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3 Therapeutic Procedures
State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
Group Subgroup 6,454 5,174 5,122 1 1,219 459 302 0 18,731
T1 Miscellaneous Therapeutic Procedures 1 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
2 Dialysis 47,745 19,961 41,292 1,495 1,273 7,352 1,717 8 120,843
3 Assisted Reproductive Services 91,715 76,037 54,677 17,372 22,532 6,270 5,803 2,546 276,952
4 Paediatric & Neonatal 1,091 1,398 1,267 500 827 116 90 72 5,361
5 Cardiovascular 3,987 2,787 2,623 1,014 1,372 491 163 59 12,496
6 Gastroenterology 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 10
8 Haematology 98,675 43,994 87,779 17,820 18,476 8,072 2,770 263 277,849
9 Procedures Associated with Intensive Care 17,817 8,680 9,311 5,534 2,247 667 322 230 44,808
10 Management/Procedures in Intensive Care 265,598 165,505 116,765 71,917 50,724 15,019 8,999 2,927 697,454
11 Chemotherapeutic Procedures 281,603 150,439 161,491 67,154 77,251 24,837 16,414 746 779,935
12 Dermatology 169,593 303,915 96,632 50,133 95,316 17,669 5,251 2,150 740,659
13 Miscellaneous Therapeutic Procedures 91,760 82,540 112,653 29,622 31,850 9,252 4,310 3,439 365,426
Total 1,076,043 860,433 689,614 262,562 303,087 90,204 46,141 12,440 3,340,524
T2 Radiation Oncology Subgroup 11,135 11,487 5,767 1,081 3,091 438 164 55 33,218
1 Superficial
2 Orthovoltage 5,111 126 24 1 0 0 1 0 5,263
3 Megavoltage 356,156 275,381 248,876 80,452 132,145 35,130 14,586 7,232 1,149,958
4 Brachytherapy 1,445 530 725 154 268 265 57 19 3,463
5 Computerised Planning 40,984 33,842 27,048 8,122 13,624 3,414 1,637 916 129,587
6 Sterotactic Radiosurgery 270 1 324 35 4 2 14 3 653
7 Radiation Oncology Treatment Verification 307,897 224,925 214,816 70,656 115,427 27,423 10,585 4,454 976,183
8 Brachytherapy Verification 186 344 48 13 73 32 15 0 711
Total 723,184 546,636 497,628 160,514 264,632 66,704 27,059 12,679 2,299,036
T3 Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine Subgroup 1,195 1,113 482 234 178 74 91 31 3,398
1 No subgroup
Total 1,195 1,113 482 234 178 74 91 31 3,398
T4 Obstetrics Subgroup 670,693 509,615 384,877 102,922 218,336 26,769 24,115 15,226 1,952,553
1 COVID-19 obstetric telehealth services
Total 670,693 509,615 384,877 102,922 218,336 26,769 24,115 15,226 1,952,553
T6 Anaesthetics Subgroup 865,053 662,585 544,056 199,771 285,510 63,699 35,733 12,280 2,668,687
1 Examination by an Anaesthetist
Total 865,053 662,585 544,056 199,771 285,510 63,699 35,733 12,280 2,668,687
T7 Regional or Field Nerve Blocks Subgroup 163,326 93,206 89,135 23,241 47,846 4,585 2,952 944 425,235
1 No subgroup
Total 163,326 93,206 89,135 23,241 47,846 4,585 2,952 944 425,235
T8 Surgical Operations Subgroup 1,870,932 1,054,911 1,700,396 301,446 557,526 102,966 53,001 34,602 5,675,780
1 General
2 Colorectal 243,722 190,304 162,889 56,162 63,424 17,520 10,265 2,658 746,944
3 Vascular 52,008 46,839 21,929 7,330 14,806 3,123 1,942 438 148,415
5 Urological 110,710 86,845 65,198 32,665 35,246 9,894 4,482 1,423 346,463
6 Cardio-Thoracic 87,758 68,915 46,222 15,464 24,498 6,216 3,057 1,256 253,386
7 Neurosurgical 84,117 60,872 85,745 20,387 46,069 6,336 5,401 1,085 310,012
8 Ear, Nose and Throat 445,354 187,793 211,753 111,355 79,199 17,987 13,124 4,807 1,071,372
9 Ophthalmology 373,863 201,448 184,266 64,711 86,200 32,021 12,787 2,637 957,933
10 Operations for Osteomyelitis 160 373 139 30 64 17 4 1 788
11 Paediatric 1,108 908 641 230 541 32 57 25 3,542
12 Amputations 584 550 400 110 186 68 30 5 1,933
13 Plastic and Reconstructive 99,101 70,429 84,855 20,163 34,194 5,559 3,460 1,840 319,601
14 Hand Surgery 14,993 16,512 10,732 7,395 6,292 1,773 659 413 58,769
15 Orthopaedic 131,623 130,036 94,155 47,507 58,177 11,195 5,809 3,066 481,568
16 Radiofrequency and microwave tissue ablation 93 48 14 2 28 0 4 0 189
Total 3,516,126 2,116,783 2,669,334 684,957 1,006,450 214,707 114,082 54,256 10,376,695
T9 Assistance at Operations Subgroup 139,121 131,363 98,972 43,917 61,943 10,441 5,526 2,377 493,660
1 No subgroup
Total 139,121 131,363 98,972 43,917 61,943 10,441 5,526 2,377 493,660
T10 Relative Value Guide for Anaesthesia Subgroup 144,596 106,135 99,373 32,834 47,946 11,634 5,799 2,315 450,632
1 Head
2 Neck 9,090 6,177 5,333 1,992 2,950 374 281 114 26,311
3 Thorax 16,128 13,483 11,410 4,664 7,145 1,181 844 476 55,331
4 Intrathoracic 8,464 7,353 6,575 2,353 2,207 667 245 135 27,999
5 Spine and Spinal Cord 16,188 11,868 13,562 2,754 9,503 1,255 448 176 55,754
6 Upper Abdomen 152,065 128,529 105,596 29,525 44,407 9,810 5,424 1,946 477,302
7 Lower Abdomen 146,945 145,606 115,764 39,312 50,335 13,876 7,845 2,237 521,920
8 Perineum 104,191 80,623 61,066 18,149 31,699 7,170 4,888 1,572 309,358
9 Pelvis(except Hip) 1,337 1,758 2,947 1,828 525 74 71 31 8,571
10 Upper Leg(except knee) 16,617 15,834 9,249 4,153 6,030 1,637 590 194 54,304
11 Knee and Popliteal area 28,364 23,625 19,376 11,640 13,076 2,535 1,377 802 100,795
12 Lower Leg(below knee) 19,583 16,539 11,495 3,703 6,582 1,446 856 351 60,555
13 Shoulder and axilla 9,867 8,611 6,922 4,745 5,952 713 459 226 37,495
14 Upper Arm and Elbow 3,951 3,007 2,382 1,004 1,323 249 109 81 12,106
15 Forearm wrist and Hand 21,675 18,252 13,238 5,179 7,464 1,524 704 449 68,485
16 Anaesthesia for burns 137 33 48 6 27 2 0 4 257
17 Anaes.for radiological or other diagnostic therapeutic procedures 21,527 9,227 8,880 8,397 5,383 1,215 590 229 55,448
18 Miscellanous 295 140 139 40 64 5 7 2 692
19 Therapeutic and diagnostic services 192,073 169,419 96,923 38,821 72,001 10,012 7,532 1,889 588,670
20 Administration of Anaesthesia in Connection with a Dental service 30,167 27,059 20,583 14,652 15,030 2,720 2,499 520 113,230
21 Anaesthesia/Perfusion Time Units 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Anaesthesia/Perfusion Modifying Units - Physical Status 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Anaesthesia/Perfusion Modifying Units - Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Anaesthesia After Hours Emergency Modifier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Assistance at Anaesthesia 424 292 59 39 150 27 13 4 1,008
Total 943,684 793,570 610,920 225,790 329,799 68,126 40,581 13,753 3,026,223
T11 Botulinum Toxin Injections Subgroup 30,627 18,846 14,661 5,826 6,319 2,211 2,189 169 80,848
1 No subgroup
Total 30,627 18,846 14,661 5,826 6,319 2,211 2,189 169 80,848
Total 8,129,052 5,734,150 5,599,679 1,709,734 2,524,100 547,520 298,469 124,155 24,666,859

NB: The following groups are also part of this category

3 Therapeutic Procedures
State Total
NSW/ACT VIC/TAS QLD SA/NT WA
Services Services Services Services Services Services
Group Subgroup 149,483 113,853 87,978 31,822 44,577 427,713
T8 Surgical Operations 4 Gynaecological
Total 149,483 113,853 87,978 31,822 44,577 427,713


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Last updated: 28 August 2020

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