Medicare Australia Statistics

All Medicare by MBS category processed from July 2014 to June 2015

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  State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
$Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit
3,241,683,036 2,418,227,909 1,835,712,075 673,925,333 770,584,664 182,070,095 115,775,340 61,072,527 9,299,050,980
1 - Professional Attendances
2 - Diagnostics Procedures and Investigations 187,422,166 118,608,572 97,136,371 32,482,889 35,163,896 8,930,597 6,235,662 2,657,682 488,637,834
3 - Therapeutic Procedures 1,127,131,012 795,510,187 705,943,635 238,087,128 327,048,937 76,805,192 43,419,564 16,799,000 3,330,744,656
4 - Oral & Maxillofacial Services 4,002,327 3,688,478 1,449,785 847,423 1,021,534 223,741 249,233 25,666 11,508,187
5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 1,141,872,223 773,712,367 635,630,651 209,942,042 256,053,901 59,622,441 38,473,788 17,432,768 3,132,740,181
6 - Pathology Services 888,537,711 617,913,198 532,634,258 167,768,468 233,723,439 48,628,292 37,686,327 20,154,564 2,547,046,258
7 - Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Services 760,644 696,002 78,711 214,659 20,616 55,736 46,936 16,608 1,889,913
8 - Miscellaneous 450,291,335 376,657,357 280,697,920 107,329,131 113,689,478 32,871,760 14,495,607 7,658,444 1,383,691,033
9 - Dentist, Dental Specialist and Dental Prosthetists -2,952,278 -3,145,974 -30,665 -1,979 -235,545 9,193 -22,538 828 -6,378,959
10 - Dental Benefits Schedule 104,606,732 86,535,909 75,314,695 25,213,443 10,894,559 6,549,929 2,280,553 826,796 312,222,615
Total 7,143,354,907 5,188,404,005 4,164,567,437 1,455,808,537 1,747,965,479 415,766,976 258,640,471 126,644,884 20,501,152,697


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  • The figures in the report include only those services that are performed by a registered provider, for services that qualify for Medicare Benefit and for which a claim has been processed by Medicare Australia. They do not include services provided by hospital doctors to public patients in public hospitals or services that qualify for a benefit under the Department of Veterans' Affairs National Treatment Account.
  • Services/benefit per capita (ie. per 100,000 population) is calculated by dividing the number of services/benefit processed in a month by the number of people enrolled in Medicare at the end of that month.
  • State/Territory is determined according to the address (at the time of claiming) of the patient to whom the service was rendered.
  • Month is determined by the date the service was processed by Medicare Australia, not the date the service was provided.
  • Monthly figures may vary due to the varying number of processing days in a month, which depends on the number of days in the month, public holidays, overtime worked etc.
  • A financial year is 1 July to 30 June.
  • Detailed information on the Strengthening Medicare - Additional Incentive Item numbers can be found under Table 6 of the Monthly Quarterly Standard Reports. Please note, in this report, the number of services for these item numbers are recorded as '-' because they are not Medicare services, simply an additional payment.

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Last updated: 23 August 2019

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