Medicare Australia Statistics

Requested Medicare items processed from January 1994 to December 2017

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  State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
Item Calendar Year 7 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 13
37210 1997
1998 52 62 5 2 0 13 0 0 134
1999 67 78 26 0 3 11 1 1 187
2000 86 70 50 6 10 17 1 4 244
2001 111 116 56 5 48 30 0 0 366
2002 163 134 74 8 71 23 4 0 477
2003 214 173 130 29 95 23 5 1 670
2004 245 339 220 53 209 43 1 1 1,111
2005 312 394 259 131 197 69 3 3 1,368
2006 398 449 297 162 238 69 7 4 1,624
2007 518 616 403 171 305 78 17 7 2,115
2008 680 797 430 232 327 116 7 17 2,606
2009 657 996 591 274 446 133 9 13 3,119
2010 581 935 684 234 408 95 16 18 2,971
2011 584 805 709 186 452 89 11 26 2,862
2012 777 791 665 143 475 97 26 17 2,991
2013 753 705 722 173 451 66 37 17 2,924
2014 624 699 770 201 385 63 36 13 2,791
2015 683 736 795 181 346 56 28 4 2,829
2016 558 788 680 200 383 73 32 3 2,717
2017 613 917 895 249 447 86 34 7 3,248
Total 8,683 10,604 8,461 2,640 5,296 1,252 275 156 37,367
37211 Calendar Year 30 12 13 4 6 1 1 0 67
1997
1998 378 230 115 62 107 18 32 3 945
1999 412 214 102 66 119 13 25 4 955
2000 480 240 130 96 100 10 33 3 1,092
2001 570 316 142 116 103 19 50 3 1,319
2002 655 331 189 84 159 12 41 2 1,473
2003 798 408 200 118 161 36 56 5 1,782
2004 1,102 482 382 120 179 54 84 13 2,416
2005 1,193 487 421 81 148 42 79 11 2,462
2006 1,234 448 436 106 186 36 83 12 2,541
2007 1,280 522 572 97 207 64 98 9 2,849
2008 1,365 506 549 145 228 51 99 23 2,966
2009 1,596 656 520 138 226 49 156 10 3,351
2010 1,598 620 452 181 215 46 120 2 3,234
2011 1,630 586 464 175 211 45 124 5 3,240
2012 1,545 594 496 160 173 65 98 8 3,139
2013 1,464 545 536 167 209 51 113 7 3,092
2014 1,461 501 466 190 193 63 84 7 2,965
2015 1,411 541 416 217 271 58 74 12 3,000
2016 1,293 571 391 199 243 62 75 15 2,849
2017 1,460 623 421 217 252 59 111 11 3,154
Total 22,955 9,433 7,413 2,739 3,696 854 1,636 165 48,891
All items 37 16 13 4 6 3 1 0 80
1997
1998 430 292 120 64 107 31 32 3 1,079
1999 479 292 128 66 122 24 26 5 1,142
2000 566 310 180 102 110 27 34 7 1,336
2001 681 432 198 121 151 49 50 3 1,685
2002 818 465 263 92 230 35 45 2 1,950
2003 1,012 581 330 147 256 59 61 6 2,452
2004 1,347 821 602 173 388 97 85 14 3,527
2005 1,505 881 680 212 345 111 82 14 3,830
2006 1,632 897 733 268 424 105 90 16 4,165
2007 1,798 1,138 975 268 512 142 115 16 4,964
2008 2,045 1,303 979 377 555 167 106 40 5,572
2009 2,253 1,652 1,111 412 672 182 165 23 6,470
2010 2,179 1,555 1,136 415 623 141 136 20 6,205
2011 2,214 1,391 1,173 361 663 134 135 31 6,102
2012 2,322 1,385 1,161 303 648 162 124 25 6,130
2013 2,217 1,250 1,258 340 660 117 150 24 6,016
2014 2,085 1,200 1,236 391 578 126 120 20 5,756
2015 2,094 1,277 1,211 398 617 114 102 16 5,829
2016 1,851 1,359 1,071 399 626 135 107 18 5,566
2017 2,073 1,540 1,316 466 699 145 145 18 6,402
Total 31,638 20,037 15,874 5,379 8,992 2,106 1,911 321 86,258


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: 23 August 2019

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