Services provided under outreach programs (MOICDP)

Measure 4.4.3: The number of occasions of service with eye health professionals for Indigenous Australians under the Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program (MOICDP), per 1,000 population.

Outreach programs are designed to address the uneven distribution of the health workforce and to improve access to eye health services across Australia.

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  • In 2017–18, a total of 2,038 occasions of service for Indigenous patients were provided by eye health professionals under the MOICDP.
  • Services were provided to Indigenous patients in 4 jurisdictions.
  • The highest number of Indigenous occasions of service provided by an eye health professional under the MOICDP was in New South Wales (825, or 36 per 10,000), and the highest rate of service was in Western Australia (65 per 10,000).