Medicare Australia Statistics

All Medicare by MBS category processed from January 2005 to December 2015

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  State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
Calendar Year 44,457,343 31,211,520 23,156,232 9,819,343 10,444,334 2,748,857 1,521,967 618,751 123,978,347
1 - Professional Attendances 2005
2006 45,689,534 31,972,656 23,848,610 10,060,935 10,513,790 2,790,212 1,603,446 637,648 127,116,831
2007 47,514,905 33,324,980 24,968,631 10,314,690 10,876,413 2,872,347 1,701,321 669,368 132,242,655
2008 49,085,709 34,771,737 26,262,644 10,716,814 11,268,246 2,966,240 1,749,784 702,029 137,523,203
2009 51,055,175 36,368,734 27,693,194 11,133,714 11,816,589 3,092,204 1,797,976 751,418 143,709,004
2010 51,388,289 37,186,172 28,351,225 11,103,402 11,971,764 3,108,157 1,808,702 773,786 145,691,497
2011 52,908,670 38,562,761 29,474,594 11,398,992 12,286,763 3,175,785 1,863,773 807,539 150,478,877
2012 55,116,950 40,493,630 30,887,367 11,784,979 12,947,747 3,314,663 1,985,368 894,244 157,424,948
2013 56,855,401 42,453,505 32,419,136 12,038,719 13,660,722 3,402,447 2,101,150 991,166 163,922,246
2014 59,075,840 44,303,383 33,735,343 12,416,100 14,530,301 3,481,806 2,170,310 1,087,074 170,800,157
2015 60,884,851 45,993,611 35,206,729 12,763,389 15,242,608 3,575,730 2,237,550 1,175,969 177,080,437
Total 574,032,667 416,642,689 316,003,705 123,551,077 135,559,277 34,528,448 20,541,347 9,108,992 1,629,968,202
2 - Diagnostics Procedures and Investigations Calendar Year 1,688,982 1,065,349 743,195 309,185 298,572 79,613 44,952 12,439 4,242,287
2005
2006 1,785,726 1,143,280 783,775 322,871 306,783 83,524 46,716 13,261 4,485,936
2007 1,882,579 1,233,444 860,463 347,565 331,877 90,070 53,062 14,724 4,813,784
2008 1,939,762 1,270,160 889,892 359,194 330,734 91,335 57,480 15,779 4,954,336
2009 1,968,006 1,285,643 895,838 366,957 338,495 93,798 56,939 17,081 5,022,757
2010 1,972,381 1,316,662 945,265 379,046 355,460 92,765 58,741 18,533 5,138,853
2011 2,060,735 1,376,664 1,003,679 395,484 369,287 98,418 61,116 18,476 5,383,859
2012 2,183,988 1,491,678 1,105,103 412,046 388,734 104,827 65,828 23,176 5,775,380
2013 2,292,772 1,571,345 1,227,659 436,571 419,559 115,240 68,233 26,081 6,157,460
2014 2,434,041 1,645,841 1,293,815 458,147 455,684 122,127 73,352 31,126 6,514,133
2015 2,536,315 1,715,886 1,399,271 493,549 487,742 131,556 79,792 36,054 6,880,165
Total 22,745,287 15,115,952 11,147,955 4,280,615 4,082,927 1,103,273 666,211 226,730 59,368,950
3 - Therapeutic Procedures Calendar Year 5,024,998 3,491,055 3,403,382 1,128,232 1,355,713 331,270 183,944 71,658 14,990,252
2005
2006 5,202,606 3,656,241 3,462,102 1,165,535 1,423,823 337,950 188,836 70,482 15,507,575
2007 5,484,967 3,859,294 3,666,219 1,213,382 1,541,988 373,102 205,328 77,698 16,421,978
2008 5,750,261 4,122,199 3,863,146 1,310,071 1,630,131 397,613 218,022 83,768 17,375,211
2009 6,151,357 4,440,242 4,122,356 1,376,093 1,747,647 432,579 223,439 90,255 18,583,968
2010 6,175,489 4,419,502 4,187,783 1,370,874 1,752,773 434,160 225,969 95,135 18,661,685
2011 6,428,814 4,628,420 4,351,970 1,415,958 1,830,530 440,549 233,738 96,809 19,426,788
2012 6,772,954 4,872,862 4,639,414 1,451,347 1,951,126 475,648 250,267 105,290 20,518,908
2013 7,168,164 5,095,396 4,945,832 1,483,711 2,046,508 487,626 263,743 111,401 21,602,381
2014 7,544,114 5,321,712 5,184,230 1,579,265 2,205,122 508,224 274,079 116,099 22,732,845
2015 7,745,168 5,446,998 5,281,705 1,620,920 2,288,060 531,420 282,906 122,280 23,319,457
Total 69,448,892 49,353,921 47,108,139 15,115,388 19,773,421 4,750,141 2,550,271 1,040,875 209,141,048
4 - Oral & Maxillofacial Services Calendar Year 26,699 19,549 14,239 5,760 4,074 1,838 1,068 214 73,441
2005
2006 28,251 18,956 14,758 5,954 4,105 1,829 1,374 228 75,455
2007 30,677 18,621 14,877 6,067 3,970 1,814 1,499 325 77,850
2008 34,149 28,886 17,555 9,840 6,415 1,943 1,843 637 101,268
2009 37,262 35,095 18,169 12,331 8,013 2,401 1,488 707 115,466
2010 40,292 34,716 17,845 12,797 8,923 3,194 1,033 661 119,461
2011 37,332 33,588 17,352 11,785 9,826 3,093 1,266 614 114,856
2012 38,654 32,908 16,340 11,750 9,715 3,158 920 562 114,007
2013 35,031 32,067 16,126 10,933 9,286 3,049 784 400 107,676
2014 34,388 30,744 14,618 9,403 8,945 2,746 998 207 102,049
2015 32,967 27,931 12,816 8,178 9,178 2,641 1,089 151 94,951
Total 375,702 313,061 174,695 104,798 82,450 27,706 13,362 4,706 1,096,480
5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services Calendar Year 5,365,341 3,602,708 2,640,808 1,045,647 1,311,950 293,482 180,604 66,016 14,506,556
2005
2006 5,620,259 3,788,423 2,782,559 1,097,768 1,351,343 312,460 187,307 67,005 15,207,124
2007 5,958,873 4,022,469 2,961,184 1,146,426 1,389,475 338,729 199,465 71,131 16,087,752
2008 6,235,395 4,244,660 3,142,691 1,218,906 1,436,229 363,417 210,386 72,086 16,923,770
2009 6,571,550 4,507,209 3,315,415 1,321,052 1,501,357 375,899 222,470 75,585 17,890,537
2010 6,779,271 4,653,744 3,486,672 1,352,205 1,545,588 393,288 224,123 85,901 18,520,792
2011 7,154,592 4,939,542 3,779,423 1,407,906 1,598,188 403,927 228,535 91,655 19,603,768
2012 7,542,993 5,246,879 4,134,179 1,485,357 1,696,501 420,518 244,557 99,550 20,870,534
2013 7,955,028 5,547,402 4,441,957 1,533,426 1,773,525 449,042 261,245 127,029 22,088,654
2014 8,419,554 5,883,600 4,749,845 1,617,155 1,922,714 472,947 277,519 137,011 23,480,345
2015 8,604,460 6,073,388 4,937,592 1,692,963 1,978,601 467,888 295,296 141,611 24,191,799
Total 76,207,316 52,510,024 40,372,325 14,918,811 17,505,471 4,291,597 2,531,507 1,034,580 209,371,631
6 - Pathology Services Calendar Year 28,177,676 19,391,767 16,007,870 5,655,775 7,275,590 1,667,986 1,124,901 588,572 79,890,137
2005
2006 29,876,825 20,694,962 17,059,505 5,924,123 7,708,623 1,758,426 1,187,632 645,547 84,855,643
2007 32,587,497 22,414,166 18,016,722 6,684,686 8,444,827 1,860,117 1,358,007 680,041 92,046,063
2008 34,508,656 24,122,103 19,329,020 7,349,781 9,004,272 1,978,897 1,441,917 709,663 98,444,309
2009 36,106,795 25,379,548 19,635,578 7,797,184 9,560,740 2,058,889 1,493,926 776,409 102,809,069
2010 37,275,586 26,337,217 20,451,763 7,669,164 9,656,826 2,128,274 1,524,167 784,575 105,827,572
2011 38,735,961 27,687,722 21,175,230 8,038,581 9,935,024 2,206,830 1,610,240 818,039 110,207,627
2012 41,860,984 30,069,998 23,836,321 8,563,003 10,780,733 2,433,726 1,745,135 916,888 120,206,788
2013 42,342,918 31,077,118 24,647,078 8,774,158 11,117,929 2,504,312 1,794,752 945,412 123,203,677
2014 44,013,458 31,926,662 25,390,589 9,005,877 11,678,397 2,544,234 1,834,108 1,004,120 127,397,445
2015 45,514,912 32,693,070 26,247,106 8,686,244 12,070,082 2,638,871 1,908,293 1,033,366 130,791,944
Total 411,001,268 291,794,333 231,796,782 84,148,576 107,233,043 23,780,562 17,023,078 8,902,632 1,175,680,274
7 - Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Services Calendar Year 1,871 2,358 314 1,644 109 175 123 55 6,649
2005
2006 2,029 2,727 262 1,870 75 208 166 55 7,392
2007 2,085 2,494 253 1,694 63 223 170 67 7,049
2008 2,072 2,655 305 1,577 60 228 152 66 7,115
2009 2,267 2,128 254 1,467 62 243 153 63 6,637
2010 2,421 3,789 264 1,373 205 264 172 39 8,527
2011 2,499 3,643 255 1,498 160 251 155 67 8,528
2012 2,413 4,106 224 1,060 160 271 161 53 8,448
2013 2,317 4,162 243 585 116 245 148 70 7,886
2014 2,177 4,298 232 945 98 188 157 88 8,183
2015 2,013 4,292 255 879 114 191 106 79 7,929
Total 24,164 36,652 2,861 14,592 1,222 2,487 1,663 702 84,343
8 - Miscellaneous Calendar Year 984,155 640,837 943,620 257,814 379,396 83,009 30,205 23,778 3,342,814
2005
2006 1,240,759 865,331 1,100,795 328,150 448,485 106,733 39,919 27,058 4,157,230
2007 2,090,962 1,673,535 1,625,087 509,578 711,432 181,476 82,365 45,012 6,919,447
2008 2,802,528 2,231,495 2,071,208 655,587 956,408 228,561 112,219 58,957 9,116,963
2009 3,712,242 2,956,690 2,722,526 937,630 1,175,238 303,716 141,351 77,521 12,026,914
2010 4,000,406 3,114,929 2,903,424 932,297 1,112,939 336,661 145,662 84,203 12,630,521
2011 4,150,862 3,398,886 2,952,563 1,031,076 1,153,635 320,534 143,085 98,577 13,249,218
2012 2,902,799 2,431,712 1,606,662 666,923 629,157 186,223 78,186 47,897 8,549,559
2013 3,225,892 2,710,831 1,878,956 757,301 732,123 208,753 88,348 59,884 9,662,088
2014 3,655,755 3,064,482 2,217,100 892,454 881,171 236,773 100,173 78,867 11,126,775
2015 4,033,754 3,456,421 2,608,474 1,027,305 1,035,490 265,711 110,486 91,762 12,629,403
Total 32,800,114 26,545,149 22,630,415 7,996,115 9,215,474 2,458,150 1,071,999 693,516 103,410,932
9 - Dentist, Dental Specialist and Dental Prosthetists Calendar Year 11,773 2,549 1,369 295 173 50 63 25 16,297
2007
2008 1,110,741 278,309 62,111 40,011 6,182 3,238 2,724 538 1,503,854
2009 2,087,356 813,010 247,328 233,215 17,357 13,226 13,735 1,588 3,426,815
2010 2,632,546 1,229,975 656,418 435,270 44,680 27,296 24,616 3,304 5,054,105
2011 3,178,806 1,521,805 1,115,652 553,107 88,104 40,662 38,136 5,771 6,542,043
2012 3,826,936 1,887,615 1,589,412 630,003 120,486 47,011 47,423 9,301 8,158,187
2013 45,591 20,945 9,961 4,466 4,823 722 391 60 86,959
2014 -2,528 -4,975 -212 -1 43 24 -147 7 -7,789
2015 -11,287 -12,826 -137 -71 -2,212 18 0 0 -26,515
Total 12,879,934 5,736,407 3,681,902 1,896,295 279,636 132,247 126,941 20,594 24,753,956
10 - Dental Benefits Schedule Calendar Year 97,131 85,012 56,156 11,976 15,945 4,126 3,104 820 274,270
2008
2009 158,158 121,140 78,352 35,857 29,901 12,151 4,620 1,485 441,664
2010 144,397 109,735 74,660 31,959 28,055 14,075 4,768 1,525 409,174
2011 132,574 99,448 66,865 32,978 24,914 10,506 4,185 1,256 372,726
2012 130,057 97,288 66,685 29,667 23,598 10,441 3,581 1,215 362,532
2013 131,173 99,605 66,944 29,668 22,344 9,738 3,238 1,080 363,790
2014 1,601,640 1,176,183 995,870 434,118 129,345 101,054 34,776 9,248 4,482,234
2015 1,654,277 1,371,405 1,151,942 446,741 188,710 137,874 37,582 12,763 5,001,294
Total 4,049,407 3,159,816 2,557,474 1,052,964 462,812 299,965 95,854 29,392 11,707,684
Calendar Year 85,727,065 59,425,143 46,909,660 18,223,400 21,069,738 5,206,230 3,087,764 1,381,483 241,030,483
2005
2006 89,445,989 62,142,576 49,052,366 18,907,206 21,757,027 5,391,342 3,255,396 1,461,284 251,413,186
2007 95,564,318 66,551,552 52,114,805 20,224,383 23,300,218 5,717,928 3,601,280 1,558,391 268,632,875
2008 101,566,404 71,157,216 55,694,728 21,673,757 24,654,622 6,035,598 3,797,631 1,644,343 286,224,299
2009 107,850,168 75,909,439 58,729,010 23,215,500 26,195,399 6,385,106 3,956,097 1,792,112 304,032,831
2010 110,411,078 78,406,441 61,075,319 23,288,387 26,477,213 6,538,134 4,017,953 1,847,662 312,062,187
2011 114,790,845 82,252,479 63,937,583 24,287,365 27,296,431 6,700,555 4,184,229 1,938,803 325,388,290
2012 120,378,728 86,628,676 67,881,707 25,036,135 28,547,957 6,996,486 4,421,426 2,098,176 341,989,291
2013 120,054,287 88,612,376 69,653,892 25,069,538 29,786,935 7,181,174 4,582,032 2,262,583 347,202,817
2014 126,778,439 93,351,930 73,581,430 26,413,463 31,811,820 7,470,123 4,765,325 2,463,847 366,636,377
2015 130,997,430 96,770,176 76,845,753 26,740,097 33,298,373 7,751,900 4,953,100 2,614,035 379,970,864
Total 1,203,564,751 861,208,004 675,476,253 253,079,231 294,195,733 71,374,576 44,622,233 21,062,719 3,424,583,500


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Last updated: 25 March 2019

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