Indigenous Region (IREG) comparisons

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  • This section reflects the number and proportion of health check patients who received a follow-‍up service in the 12 months following their health check, by the year that their health check was delivered.
  • Some people who have health checks will not need follow-up services. If it were possible, excluding those individuals from the denominator could potentially increase the percentages markedly and reveal different variation.

  • Some records from a small number of service providers have been excluded due to data quality concerns.

Geographic information

This analysis is based on the postcode of the patient’s given mailing address. As a result, the data may not always reflect where the person actually lived – particularly for people who use PO boxes. This is likely to impact some areas more than others and will also have a generally greater impact on the accuracy of smaller geographic areas and more remote areas.

Latest data

Among health check patients in 2022:

  • Broome (Western Australia) had the highest proportion of health check patients going on to receive a follow-‍up within 12 months, at 82% (1,500 patients with a follow-‍up).
  • Torres Strait (Queensland) had the lowest follow-‍up percentage, at 23% (428 patients with a follow-‍up).

Among health check patients from 2018 to 2022:

  • Broome (Western Australia) had a large increase in follow-‍up use, rising from 41% in 2018 to 82% in 2022 (825 patients to 1,500 in respective years).
  • Cape York (Queensland) had a large decrease in follow-‍up use between 2019 and 2021, falling from 58% to 30% (1,300 patients to 670 for respective years). The percentage has increased more recently to 44% in 2022 (880 patients with a follow-up).

Figure 20: Use of follow-‍up services among health check patients, by Indigenous Region (IREG), by year of health check, 2018 to 2022

A set of 3 interactive charts. Refer to table FS07 in data tables. A long description is available below.