Medicare Australia Statistics

Requested Medicare items processed from July 2002 to June 2014

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  State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
Item Financial Year 230 167 118 74 88 16 11 3 707
35533 2002/2003
2003/2004 256 184 143 68 91 20 7 5 774
2004/2005 287 197 241 90 88 11 7 4 925
2005/2006 300 259 154 85 123 22 14 2 959
2006/2007 350 289 181 129 103 14 18 11 1,095
2007/2008 349 309 200 138 132 17 16 7 1,168
2008/2009 419 344 216 143 132 15 20 2 1,291
2009/2010 442 355 251 170 112 28 15 16 1,389
2010/2011 458 382 270 191 120 22 21 17 1,481
2011/2012 463 430 289 181 146 23 18 6 1,556
2012/2013 513 370 290 198 160 27 16 14 1,588
2013/2014 555 402 259 149 147 34 25 13 1,584
Total 4,622 3,688 2,612 1,616 1,442 249 188 100 14,517


Important Information

  • Instructions on how to download the statistics into a spreadsheet are contained in Downloading Statistical 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: 25 October 2019

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