Medicare Statistics

Requested PBS & RPBS Items processed from January 2008 to August 2015


  PBS RPBS Total
General - Ordinary
General - Safety Net
Concessional - Ordinary
Concessional - Free
Safety Net
RPBS - Ordinary
RPBS - Safety Net
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
Item Calendar Year 10,664 237 9,565 1,519 285 88 22,358
5469W 2011
2012 18,993 506 15,464 2,836 436 146 38,381
2013 18,565 417 15,730 2,553 415 125 37,805
2014 21,379 462 18,456 3,446 387 171 44,301
2015 16,673 229 15,593 2,390 353 104 35,342
Total 86,274 1,851 74,808 12,744 1,876 634 178,187
9129L Calendar Year 56,571 947 37,752 4,249 1,129 204 100,852
2008
2009 99,766 1,242 55,421 5,255 1,322 276 163,282
2010 102,215 1,013 60,061 4,938 1,265 268 169,760
2011 82,802 662 47,891 3,418 962 148 135,883
2012 72,518 684 40,240 3,626 713 147 117,928
2013 59,101 454 34,424 2,754 646 131 97,510
2014 65,884 510 39,586 4,065 650 142 110,837
2015 45,802 205 29,146 2,307 505 75 78,040
Total 584,659 5,717 344,521 30,612 7,192 1,391 974,092
All items 56,571 947 37,752 4,249 1,129 204 100,852
2008
2009 99,766 1,242 55,421 5,255 1,322 276 163,282
2010 102,215 1,013 60,061 4,938 1,265 268 169,760
2011 93,466 899 57,456 4,937 1,247 236 158,241
2012 91,511 1,190 55,704 6,462 1,149 293 156,309
2013 77,666 871 50,154 5,307 1,061 256 135,315
2014 87,263 972 58,042 7,511 1,037 313 155,138
2015 62,475 434 44,739 4,697 858 179 113,382
Total 670,933 7,568 419,329 43,356 9,068 2,025 1,152,279


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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: 28 August 2020

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