Number and type of follow-ups

Among the 239,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who had an Indigenous‑specific health check in 2019–‍20:

  • 20% (or 48,000 people) had 1 Indigenous‑‍specific follow‑‍up within 12 months of the health check.
  • 10% (or 23,000 people) had 2 follow‑‍ups.
  • 5% (or 13,000 people) had 3 follow‑‍ups.
  • 3% (or 8,000 people) had 4 follow‑‍ups.
  • 8% (or 19,000 people) had 5 or more follow‑‍ups (Figure 15).

Indigenous Australians who had an Indigenous‑‍specific health check in 2019–‍20 were more likely to receive follow‑‍up care from a practice nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner than from an allied health service provider:

  • 43% (or 103,000 people) had at least one follow‑‍up service from a practice nurse of Indigenous health practitioner.
  • 11% (or 26,000 people) had at least one allied health follow‑‍up service.

Figure 15: Indigenous‑‍specific health check patients, by number of follow‑‍ups received in the 12 months following the health check, by year of health check and type of follow‑‍up, 2010–‍11 to 2019–‍20

An interactive bar graph showing the distribution of health check patients, by how many follow-up services they received. Broad category of health practitioner is shown, and financial year of health check, from 2010-11 to 2019-20, can be selected from a filter. Among 2019-20's health check patients, patients most frequently received 1 or 2 follow-up services from an Aboriginal Health Practitioner or Practice Nurse in the 12 months following their health check. Refer to table 'FS04' in data tables.