Medicare Statistics

Requested Medicare items processed from January 2019 to December 2019

Click on the item hyperlinks below to get the patient age/gender breakdown of that particular item

  State Total
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
Item 32,573,884 24,977,047 20,150,338 6,711,447 9,624,450 1,877,570 1,380,555 663,082 97,958,373
36 6,624,165 4,624,753 4,318,545 1,372,697 1,955,317 432,733 281,141 181,589 19,790,940
44 622,129 382,497 389,982 120,802 167,254 39,624 26,018 29,308 1,777,614
5020 2,755,413 2,859,932 1,312,851 465,060 691,765 50,963 102,782 65,190 8,303,956
5040 358,178 370,200 187,572 68,061 88,600 7,087 11,735 10,710 1,102,143
5060 22,780 19,600 21,012 7,470 6,886 908 958 1,804 81,418
Total 42,956,549 33,234,029 26,380,300 8,745,537 12,534,272 2,408,885 1,803,189 951,683 129,014,444

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: 20 April 2021

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