Medicare Australia Statistics

Requested PBS & RPBS Items processed from July 2016 to June 2017


  State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
Item Scheme 394,844 325,902 277,015 133,208 116,300 35,404 10,854 5,802 1,299,329
1215Y PBS
RPBS 9,686 5,491 9,514 2,872 2,794 940 598 199 32,094
Total 404,530 331,393 286,529 136,080 119,094 36,344 11,452 6,001 1,331,423
4170L Scheme 148 102 202 22 18 13 19 1 525
RPBS
Total 148 102 202 22 18 13 19 1 525
4171M Scheme 178 452 463 179 97 8 7 2 1,386
RPBS
Total 178 452 463 179 97 8 7 2 1,386
4275B Scheme 642 537 710 213 97 63 17 1 2,280
RPBS
Total 642 537 710 213 97 63 17 1 2,280
8785J Scheme 218,345 163,907 166,210 110,746 83,985 49,375 9,928 2,398 804,894
PBS
RPBS 8,589 4,997 11,042 3,248 3,793 1,604 849 140 34,262
Total 226,934 168,904 177,252 113,994 87,778 50,979 10,777 2,538 839,156
10186D Scheme 21 29 27 0 4 0 0 0 81
RPBS
Total 21 29 27 0 4 0 0 0 81
All items 613,189 489,809 443,225 243,954 200,285 84,779 20,782 8,200 2,104,223
PBS
RPBS 19,264 11,608 21,958 6,534 6,803 2,628 1,490 343 70,628
Total 632,453 501,417 465,183 250,488 207,088 87,407 22,272 8,543 2,174,851


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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 Medicare 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 Medicare 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.
  • Instructions on how to download the statistics into a spreadsheet are contained in Downloading Statistical Information.

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Last updated: 18 October 2018

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