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
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
59,984,377 45,244,626 34,445,067 12,607,788 14,883,396 3,525,834 2,203,258 1,127,638 174,021,984
1 - Professional Attendances
2 - Diagnostics Procedures and Investigations 2,495,004 1,693,114 1,350,690 475,209 471,712 128,126 77,796 33,672 6,725,323
3 - Therapeutic Procedures 7,651,431 5,406,087 5,222,750 1,609,790 2,233,508 521,423 277,676 116,151 23,038,816
4 - Oral & Maxillofacial Services 34,033 29,378 13,813 9,056 9,202 2,707 1,143 207 99,539
5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 8,535,208 6,028,477 4,851,110 1,667,160 1,962,506 473,405 290,487 141,185 23,949,538
6 - Pathology Services 44,524,067 32,127,755 25,747,796 9,059,836 11,855,311 2,586,284 1,865,087 1,020,494 128,786,630
7 - Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Services 2,166 4,162 273 947 137 188 131 88 8,092
8 - Miscellaneous 3,850,935 3,255,930 2,411,821 968,808 958,979 250,198 106,535 87,131 11,890,337
9 - Dentist, Dental Specialist and Dental Prosthetists -13,524 -14,715 -142 -17 -2,255 32 -148 7 -30,762
10 - Dental Benefits Schedule 1,646,850 1,359,879 1,128,565 452,450 165,923 109,292 36,481 12,705 4,912,145
Total 128,710,547 95,134,693 75,171,743 26,851,027 32,538,419 7,597,489 4,858,446 2,539,278 373,401,642


Important Information

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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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