The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is releasing data and analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and welfare issues relevant to Australians.

The pandemic has had an impact on both patients and health practitioners in terms of the number of medical services, type of services and the way in which services are delivered.

This report examines the impact of the pandemic on the:

  • Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) by presenting the number of MBS services and Government benefits paid; and
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) by presenting the number of prescriptions dispensed and Government benefits paid.
  • Cat. no: HPF 66