Medicare Statistics

Requested PBS & RPBS Groups processed from January 2008 to September 2013


Scheme= PBS
(click to drilldown to Normal/Special Arrangements)
State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
$Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit
ATC Classification 1,842,422,377 1,342,303,947 1,019,428,000 441,024,885 436,032,153 150,172,786 60,442,995 19,060,978 5,310,888,121
Alimentary Tract and Metabolism
Blood and Blood Forming Organs 593,998,331 443,455,787 347,034,208 147,362,846 176,910,235 38,428,322 18,057,319 4,673,753 1,769,920,800
Cardiovascular System 3,823,811,356 2,778,833,662 2,119,298,515 963,877,783 969,736,758 299,002,387 119,416,157 41,591,586 11,115,568,203
Dermatologicals 142,679,454 113,496,244 64,405,370 30,429,439 33,917,220 11,093,399 5,464,558 1,184,313 402,669,998
Genito Urinary System and Sex Hormones 146,905,914 119,436,362 110,555,899 49,271,303 55,156,661 15,066,150 8,287,972 3,244,151 507,924,411
Systemic Hormonal Preparations, excl. Sex Hormones 120,429,555 94,047,880 72,315,826 30,060,452 34,145,939 8,511,057 3,643,653 2,007,810 365,162,172
General Anti-Infectives for Systemic Use 577,107,367 478,191,288 348,117,521 106,627,018 167,493,063 33,599,433 18,843,195 6,270,776 1,736,249,661
Anti-Neoplastic and Immunomodulating Agents 2,739,555,676 2,335,400,177 1,783,877,428 710,761,903 1,008,139,629 238,182,973 110,250,142 33,833,195 8,960,001,123
Musculo-Skeletal System 547,017,165 342,052,794 303,298,316 123,100,102 118,383,399 34,388,651 16,445,763 3,619,820 1,488,306,009
Nervous System 2,340,421,650 1,936,259,015 1,489,406,998 665,116,639 653,844,538 207,807,243 96,547,943 29,491,413 7,418,895,438
Anti-Parasitic Products 2,682,119 1,355,296 1,725,802 399,336 358,312 173,900 38,927 67,568 6,801,259
Respiratory System 840,120,981 581,175,748 464,932,408 200,464,716 178,418,892 70,185,494 25,492,558 9,490,015 2,370,280,811
Sensory Organs 888,842,338 402,517,670 366,894,335 153,604,506 160,154,198 60,586,818 27,117,000 2,673,204 2,062,390,068
Various + 150,042,810 123,075,817 82,343,674 24,068,342 24,533,490 6,787,275 4,491,570 1,269,977 416,612,953
Other ++ 5,169,189 5,684,079 2,122,312 701,998 674,763 244,235 317,067 16,974 14,930,615
Total 14,761,206,281 11,097,285,763 8,575,756,610 3,646,871,267 4,017,899,249 1,174,230,122 514,856,819 158,495,532 43,946,601,643
+ Various - Includes Allergens, Diagnostic Agents, Urine Test Reagents, Food Supplements (Lactose, Amino Acid Preparations).
++ Other - Extemporaneously Prepared Items and/or PBS Items with no ATC equivalent.


Requested PBS & RPBS Groups processed from January 2008 to September 2013


Scheme= RPBS
(click to drilldown to Normal/Special Arrangements)
State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
$Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit
ATC Classification 100,852,079 65,697,589 72,100,819 23,134,626 22,949,756 9,777,954 4,326,928 657,192 299,496,943
Alimentary Tract and Metabolism
Blood and Blood Forming Organs 62,158,537 39,553,792 45,399,606 13,320,593 15,631,486 4,429,357 2,869,231 229,466 183,592,069
Cardiovascular System 210,491,492 131,637,840 146,937,385 49,937,227 51,533,196 18,651,466 9,521,542 1,658,860 620,369,008
Dermatologicals 10,415,826 6,008,707 7,220,314 2,025,460 2,320,154 876,588 429,891 60,444 29,357,383
Genito Urinary System and Sex Hormones 17,930,166 7,589,465 14,155,191 3,801,057 5,432,750 1,101,803 903,812 174,288 51,088,533
Systemic Hormonal Preparations, excl. Sex Hormones 5,709,895 3,708,449 4,642,625 1,326,654 1,361,716 421,631 518,591 27,717 17,717,278
General Anti-Infectives for Systemic Use 16,917,016 12,017,985 15,656,671 3,417,139 4,322,518 1,460,465 720,635 147,393 54,659,822
Anti-Neoplastic and Immunomodulating Agents 75,201,704 57,715,898 64,045,204 19,597,357 26,486,642 7,322,667 4,567,890 403,913 255,341,275
Musculo-Skeletal System 42,111,949 23,627,092 27,793,452 8,717,244 8,280,965 2,940,810 1,869,167 198,902 115,539,580
Nervous System 116,633,554 77,221,977 94,946,122 30,963,247 29,113,178 10,494,271 6,359,395 865,755 366,597,500
Anti-Parasitic Products 165,355 59,662 100,161 13,256 18,558 9,645 2,175 2,152 370,965
Respiratory System 55,078,167 37,189,958 38,874,011 13,209,960 11,427,276 5,192,534 2,105,529 333,379 163,410,814
Sensory Organs 152,285,281 57,659,370 71,685,258 22,117,210 21,810,573 12,653,577 4,958,137 231,177 343,400,584
Various + 11,261,468 4,607,272 6,314,831 735,384 924,200 394,330 279,068 11,807 24,528,361
Other ++ 39,498,008 19,104,106 28,042,279 5,975,017 7,558,966 2,911,341 1,480,613 106,053 104,676,384
Total 916,710,498 543,399,162 637,913,931 198,291,432 209,171,934 78,638,440 40,912,605 5,108,498 2,630,146,499
+ Various - Includes Allergens, Diagnostic Agents, Urine Test Reagents, Food Supplements (Lactose, Amino Acid Preparations).
++ Other - Extemporaneously Prepared Items and/or PBS Items with no ATC equivalent.


Requested PBS & RPBS Groups processed from January 2008 to September 2013


Total PBS & RPBS (inc Special Arrangements) State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
$Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit
ATC Classification 1,943,274,456 1,408,001,536 1,091,528,819 464,159,512 458,981,909 159,950,740 64,769,923 19,718,170 5,610,385,064
Alimentary Tract and Metabolism
Blood and Blood Forming Organs 656,156,868 483,009,578 392,433,814 160,683,439 192,541,721 42,857,680 20,926,550 4,903,219 1,953,512,869
Cardiovascular System 4,034,302,848 2,910,471,502 2,266,235,901 1,013,815,010 1,021,269,954 317,653,853 128,937,699 43,250,446 11,735,937,211
Dermatologicals 153,095,280 119,504,951 71,625,684 32,454,899 36,237,374 11,969,987 5,894,450 1,244,757 432,027,381
Genito Urinary System and Sex Hormones 164,836,080 127,025,827 124,711,090 53,072,361 60,589,411 16,167,953 9,191,785 3,418,439 559,012,945
Systemic Hormonal Preparations, excl. Sex Hormones 126,139,451 97,756,329 76,958,451 31,387,106 35,507,655 8,932,687 4,162,244 2,035,526 382,879,450
General Anti-Infectives for Systemic Use 594,024,383 490,209,272 363,774,192 110,044,157 171,815,581 35,059,899 19,563,830 6,418,170 1,790,909,483
Anti-Neoplastic and Immunomodulating Agents 2,814,757,380 2,393,116,075 1,847,922,632 730,359,260 1,034,626,271 245,505,640 114,818,033 34,237,108 9,215,342,398
Musculo-Skeletal System 589,129,113 365,679,886 331,091,768 131,817,345 126,664,364 37,329,461 18,314,930 3,818,722 1,603,845,590
Nervous System 2,457,055,204 2,013,480,992 1,584,353,120 696,079,886 682,957,715 218,301,514 102,907,337 30,357,168 7,785,492,938
Anti-Parasitic Products 2,847,474 1,414,958 1,825,963 412,592 376,870 183,545 41,102 69,720 7,172,224
Respiratory System 895,199,148 618,365,706 503,806,420 213,674,676 189,846,168 75,378,028 27,598,086 9,823,394 2,533,691,625
Sensory Organs 1,041,127,619 460,177,040 438,579,593 175,721,716 181,964,771 73,240,395 32,075,137 2,904,381 2,405,790,652
Various + 161,304,278 127,683,088 88,658,505 24,803,726 25,457,690 7,181,605 4,770,639 1,281,784 441,141,314
Other ++ 44,667,197 24,788,185 30,164,591 6,677,016 8,233,729 3,155,575 1,797,680 123,027 119,606,999
Total 15,677,916,778 11,640,684,925 9,213,670,541 3,845,162,699 4,227,071,183 1,252,868,562 555,769,425 163,604,030 46,576,748,142

+ Various - Includes Allergens, Diagnostic Agents, Urine Test Reagents, Food Supplements (Lactose, Amino Acid Preparations).
++ Other - Extemporaneously Prepared Items and/or PBS Items with no ATC equivalent.


Important Information

  • Where ATC Classification is used, items are mapped to the current ATC Classification. If an item's ATC Classification changes, all historical data is updated.
  • The figures contain some "Special Arrangements" items (eg Section 100 highly specialised drugs prescribed in Private Hospitals for out-patients). For more details on the items included in these figures, see the footnotes on the Normal Arrangements / Special Arrangements breakdown page (accessed via the hyperlinks in the requested tables).
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  • The figures reported relate to the value (benefit) or volume (services) of PBS and RPBS services that have been processed by Services Australia. They refer only to paid services processed from claims presented by approved pharmacies. They do not include any adjustments made against pharmacists' claims, any manually paid claims or any benefits paid as a result of retrospective entitlement or refund of patient contributions.
  • State/Territory is determined according to the address of the pharmacy supplying the item.
  • Month is determined by the date the service was processed by Services Australia, not the date of prescribing or the date of supply by the pharmacy.
  • 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.
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Last updated: 18 December 2020

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