Medicare Statistics

All Medicare by MBS category processed from January 2008 to September 2013

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  State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
$Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit
14,783,257,384 10,678,961,381 7,866,429,412 3,165,274,104 3,262,981,068 849,304,321 513,225,866 232,750,291 41,352,183,826
1 - Professional Attendances
2 - Diagnostics Procedures and Investigations 827,313,527 513,487,664 388,060,863 148,522,392 146,050,525 37,132,447 25,985,883 7,422,218 2,093,975,519
3 - Therapeutic Procedures 5,222,534,926 3,760,593,774 3,221,220,652 1,118,294,051 1,461,511,797 351,550,238 207,149,552 78,030,375 15,420,885,365
4 - Oral & Maxillofacial Services 22,749,145 22,430,102 9,904,867 5,635,264 5,566,793 1,379,467 1,246,016 331,092 69,242,745
5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 4,972,898,893 3,301,738,218 2,510,885,169 918,542,281 1,088,912,290 266,872,008 159,596,095 58,381,250 13,277,826,203
6 - Pathology Services 4,339,638,532 3,000,963,839 2,478,267,660 830,242,114 1,116,742,880 239,384,414 184,417,634 91,200,378 12,280,857,452
7 - Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Services 3,818,707 3,530,105 399,896 1,408,088 118,106 376,338 231,779 65,703 9,948,721
8 - Miscellaneous 1,945,618,209 1,556,048,764 1,138,729,684 445,304,847 493,253,207 145,536,145 61,575,801 28,287,153 5,814,353,811
9 - Dentist, Dental Specialist and Dental Prosthetists 1,772,116,011 752,256,479 465,375,008 227,535,662 35,662,029 17,652,322 16,560,280 2,360,318 3,289,518,109
10 - Dental Benefits Schedule 116,109,334 86,383,896 59,615,400 25,479,960 21,036,663 9,091,062 3,321,497 1,047,126 322,084,939
Total 34,006,054,668 23,676,394,222 18,138,888,611 6,886,238,763 7,631,835,357 1,918,278,761 1,173,310,405 499,875,903 93,930,876,690


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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: 18 December 2020

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