Where people with dementia live affects their use of health care services. This report presents data at 4 geographical levels: remoteness area, socioeconomic area, Statistical Area level 4 (SA4) region and state/ territory. Users can explore general practitioner, specialist and allied health attendances, medicines dispensed, emergency department visits, hospital stays and residential respite care use among people living with dementia in the community and in permanent residential aged care in 2019.
- Cat. no: DEM 09
Dementia-specific medication was less likely to be dispensed to people living in remote or lower socioeconomic areas
Specialist attendance rates were lower among people living with dementia in remote or lower socioeconomic areas
GP chronic disease management plans were most common among people in the lowest socioeconomic areas of major cities
Residential respite care was mostly used in the lead up to permanent care. Rates were lowest for people in remote areas