The COVID-19 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 presents data for the first quarter of 2021 (January to March) and examines the impact of the pandemic and associated measures 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