Overview

Medicare is Australia’s universal health insurance scheme. Through Medicare, the Australian Government subsidises all or part of the costs of many health services, including general practice, specialist services, surgical procedures, pathology tests, diagnostic imaging scans and allied health services.

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Australians have been receiving more MBS funded services per person over time

The proportion of fees subsidised through the MBS declined over recent months - after 15 years of relative stability

Australians have been receiving more MBS funded services per person over time

The proportion of fees subsidised through the MBS declined over recent months - after 15 years of relative stability

Yearly GP services attendance rate has increased from 3.8 to 6.8 visits per person from 1984 to 2022

In 2022, the GP services attendance rate in major cities was almost twice that of Very remote areas