Medicare Statistics

Requested PBS & RPBS Items processed from January 2001 to March 2023


  PBS RPBS Total
General - Ordinary
General - Safety Net
Concessional - Ordinary
Concessional - Free
Safety Net
RPBS - Ordinary
RPBS - Safety Net
$Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit
Item Calendar Year 7 3,747 118,235 11,796 163 106 134,055
8516F 2001
2002 24 11,856 513,232 40,764 1,133 1,062 568,071
2003 19 12,696 580,773 40,603 969 912 635,972
2004 10 12,484 592,977 42,994 1,389 1,006 650,860
2005 2 10,845 512,167 39,412 1,150 1,148 564,724
2006 0 8,510 483,890 33,417 1,044 647 527,508
2007 0 6,461 480,907 35,066 1,015 654 524,103
2008 17 6,583 526,140 34,922 1,063 485 569,210
2009 19 6,575 635,485 42,715 993 322 686,110
2010 666 6,361 693,113 44,389 831 615 745,975
2011 3,242 5,800 716,898 45,297 631 273 772,142
2012 6,499 7,155 759,483 52,108 703 223 826,170
2013 8,552 4,782 687,339 42,449 487 328 743,936
2014 12,230 6,408 911,621 65,195 805 330 996,590
2015 19,332 7,875 1,083,783 92,497 696 312 1,204,496
2016 23,633 5,396 1,087,566 66,360 453 468 1,183,876
2017 25,882 3,908 1,024,332 65,304 440 186 1,120,052
2018 28,341 3,464 952,989 61,622 452 94 1,046,962
2019 34,442 4,007 980,618 62,882 346 113 1,082,408
2020 37,318 4,013 955,943 71,264 423 76 1,069,038
2021 43,573 3,916 929,082 67,176 330 273 1,044,351
2022 55,215 5,076 1,025,775 97,537 263 235 1,184,101
2023 10,495 1,205 189,132 14,261 57 39 215,189
Total 309,518 149,124 16,441,482 1,170,031 15,836 9,906 18,095,898


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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: 22 May 2024

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