All Indigenous people are eligible for an annual Indigenous-specific health check: item 715 on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). This tool shows numbers and usage rates of the checks at national, state and territory and Primary Health Network levels. Charts can be customised to show different time periods and, where possible, disaggregations by age and sex.
- Cat. no: WEB 125
Nationally, the health check usage rate increased from 11% in 2010-11 to nearly 29% in 2016–17.
Nationally, the number of health checks billed each year increased from 71,400 in 2010–11 to 217,700 in 2016-17.
Health check rates in 2016–17 ranged from 23% (in people aged 15–24) to 43% (in people aged 65 and over).
Between 2010–11 and 2016–17, health check rates were higher for females than males in all age groups over 15 years.