Medicare Statistics

Requested PBS & RPBS Groups processed from October 2013 to May 2016


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 941,186,568 695,027,390 517,160,825 212,234,296 233,349,552 74,405,233 31,231,157 10,389,425 2,714,984,446
Alimentary Tract and Metabolism
Blood and Blood Forming Organs 419,662,739 318,315,929 245,263,944 105,152,638 125,302,485 29,974,685 15,376,772 13,341,721 1,272,390,913
Cardiovascular System 1,215,813,410 892,218,939 662,507,623 297,765,446 303,469,790 103,726,268 35,390,940 12,082,594 3,522,975,010
Dermatologicals 66,884,048 51,706,460 28,141,918 13,097,285 15,675,330 5,079,048 2,379,284 624,720 183,588,092
Genito Urinary System and Sex Hormones 144,694,690 108,287,873 92,916,317 36,175,994 45,924,486 11,235,388 7,775,325 2,758,890 449,768,963
Systemic Hormonal Preparations, excl. Sex Hormones 121,998,610 75,128,572 60,397,349 27,471,547 30,057,311 8,386,510 4,147,514 2,149,802 329,737,215
General Anti-Infectives for Systemic Use 739,100,126 531,511,850 379,346,287 117,405,600 142,618,049 32,495,446 32,940,131 15,009,267 1,990,426,756
Anti-Neoplastic and Immunomodulating Agents 2,419,284,774 1,952,044,854 1,467,600,322 598,830,318 885,907,851 214,967,699 116,161,115 33,054,100 7,687,851,032
Musculo-Skeletal System 283,342,784 181,697,886 159,547,251 61,647,099 67,760,402 19,607,153 25,210,020 2,016,825 800,829,420
Nervous System 1,186,343,784 928,561,958 761,402,719 307,645,482 340,923,767 105,769,054 49,382,495 14,179,493 3,694,208,752
Anti-Parasitic Products 1,940,151 961,974 1,577,954 242,895 490,250 102,519 50,747 81,483 5,447,973
Respiratory System 501,807,367 343,832,720 278,255,000 112,032,944 110,789,842 40,806,771 15,048,542 5,110,836 1,407,684,021
Sensory Organs 620,043,679 251,646,638 249,056,719 70,834,910 105,329,180 41,732,748 14,788,464 2,087,249 1,355,519,587
Various + 122,111,231 73,373,559 47,590,403 16,317,041 15,622,069 3,414,293 2,884,660 1,667,094 282,980,351
Other ++ 3,643,405 3,205,661 1,010,503 315,788 363,876 132,081 302,317 7,516 8,981,148
Total 8,787,857,369 6,407,522,264 4,951,775,134 1,977,169,282 2,423,584,240 691,834,895 353,069,482 114,561,016 25,707,373,681
+ 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 October 2013 to May 2016


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 32,181,563 21,482,831 25,827,155 7,170,239 8,360,810 3,131,439 1,628,626 269,676 100,052,338
Alimentary Tract and Metabolism
Blood and Blood Forming Organs 22,384,069 14,390,339 17,482,377 4,595,146 6,059,823 1,626,614 1,237,252 143,373 67,918,992
Cardiovascular System 47,690,657 30,159,494 37,975,994 11,112,716 12,675,821 4,375,100 2,616,305 419,141 147,025,228
Dermatologicals 3,703,968 2,147,351 2,872,622 709,914 984,726 295,134 207,861 28,209 10,949,784
Genito Urinary System and Sex Hormones 7,765,812 3,658,194 7,140,323 1,773,442 2,756,923 509,194 520,980 89,319 24,214,187
Systemic Hormonal Preparations, excl. Sex Hormones 3,049,872 1,997,814 2,822,315 814,473 769,927 180,176 326,936 92,261 10,053,774
General Anti-Infectives for Systemic Use 6,880,805 4,559,264 6,355,422 1,437,966 1,804,790 604,375 413,723 149,406 22,205,750
Anti-Neoplastic and Immunomodulating Agents 40,207,429 29,941,920 43,143,073 9,720,341 16,768,785 3,793,657 3,381,844 228,424 147,185,473
Musculo-Skeletal System 13,803,445 7,744,535 9,933,044 2,795,142 3,196,678 1,061,197 986,038 66,523 39,586,602
Nervous System 43,517,638 28,531,169 37,523,291 10,726,446 11,982,792 4,170,821 2,553,452 368,443 139,374,052
Anti-Parasitic Products 77,558 27,089 54,453 6,678 15,412 3,027 1,428 2,183 187,827
Respiratory System 20,276,900 13,659,514 15,818,461 4,438,086 4,678,798 1,766,166 966,570 129,444 61,733,940
Sensory Organs 73,105,260 25,031,639 36,041,531 6,143,114 9,961,933 5,992,785 1,769,131 126,190 158,171,583
Various + 4,930,336 1,795,769 2,719,089 363,847 389,645 288,796 189,015 19,846 10,696,343
Other ++ 24,455,149 11,637,101 18,661,596 3,596,748 5,226,527 1,844,541 1,128,269 94,293 66,644,225
Total 344,030,461 196,764,024 264,370,747 65,404,297 85,633,390 29,643,021 17,927,430 2,226,732 1,006,000,101
+ 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 October 2013 to May 2016


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 973,368,130 716,510,221 542,987,980 219,404,534 241,710,362 77,536,672 32,859,784 10,659,101 2,815,036,784
Alimentary Tract and Metabolism
Blood and Blood Forming Organs 442,046,808 332,706,268 262,746,320 109,747,784 131,362,307 31,601,299 16,614,024 13,485,094 1,340,309,905
Cardiovascular System 1,263,504,068 922,378,433 700,483,617 308,878,162 316,145,611 108,101,368 38,007,245 12,501,735 3,670,000,238
Dermatologicals 70,588,016 53,853,811 31,014,539 13,807,199 16,660,056 5,374,181 2,587,145 652,928 194,537,876
Genito Urinary System and Sex Hormones 152,460,502 111,946,068 100,056,639 37,949,436 48,681,409 11,744,582 8,296,305 2,848,209 473,983,150
Systemic Hormonal Preparations, excl. Sex Hormones 125,048,482 77,126,386 63,219,664 28,286,020 30,827,238 8,566,686 4,474,451 2,242,064 339,790,990
General Anti-Infectives for Systemic Use 745,980,931 536,071,115 385,701,709 118,843,566 144,422,839 33,099,821 33,353,853 15,158,673 2,012,632,506
Anti-Neoplastic and Immunomodulating Agents 2,459,492,204 1,981,986,774 1,510,743,395 608,550,658 902,676,635 218,761,356 119,542,959 33,282,524 7,835,036,506
Musculo-Skeletal System 297,146,230 189,442,421 169,480,295 64,442,241 70,957,080 20,668,350 26,196,057 2,083,348 840,416,023
Nervous System 1,229,861,422 957,093,126 798,926,011 318,371,928 352,906,559 109,939,874 51,935,947 14,547,937 3,833,582,804
Anti-Parasitic Products 2,017,709 989,063 1,632,407 249,573 505,662 105,546 52,175 83,666 5,635,801
Respiratory System 522,084,267 357,492,234 294,073,462 116,471,030 115,468,640 42,572,936 16,015,112 5,240,280 1,469,417,961
Sensory Organs 693,148,939 276,678,277 285,098,250 76,978,023 115,291,113 47,725,534 16,557,595 2,213,439 1,513,691,170
Various + 127,041,568 75,169,327 50,309,492 16,680,888 16,011,714 3,703,089 3,073,675 1,686,941 293,676,694
Other ++ 28,098,554 14,842,763 19,672,100 3,912,536 5,590,403 1,976,621 1,430,586 101,809 75,625,373
Total 9,131,887,830 6,604,286,287 5,216,145,880 2,042,573,579 2,509,217,630 721,477,916 370,996,912 116,787,748 26,713,373,782

+ 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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