A doctor who has completed advanced education and clinical training in a specific area of medicine.
A national, government-funded scheme that subsidises the cost of personal medical services for all Australians and aims to help them afford medical care. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is the listing of the Medicare services subsidised by the Australian Government. The schedule is part of the wider Medicare Benefits Scheme (Medicare).
Refer to services listed in the MBS that resulted in a payment of Medicare benefit.
The total costs incurred by individuals for health care services over and above any refunds from Medicare.
Each state and territory is divided into several regions based on their relative accessibility to goods and services (such as to general practitioners, hospitals and medical specialist care) as measured by road distance. These regions are based on the Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia and defined as Remoteness Areas by the Australian Statistical Geographical Standard (ASGS) in each Census year. The 5 Remoteness Areas are:
Please refer to the ASGS Remoteness Structure 2016 for more information.
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