Type of follow-ups

In 2019–20, of Indigenous-specific follow-up services, there were:

  • 320,000 services provided by a practice nurse or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner to 149,000 Indigenous Australians
  • 83,000 allied health services provided to 33,000 Indigenous Australians.

Of the allied health services follow-up services, the most common were those provided by:

  • physiotherapists (about 33,400 services)
  • podiatrists (12,500 services)
  • Aboriginal health workers or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners (about 11,300 services) (Table 1).

Table 1: Number of Indigenous-specific follow-up services and patients, by type of follow-up, 2018–19 and 2019–20

Table showing the number of Indigenous-specific follow-up services and patients, by type of follow-up (Allied Health service or service from a practice nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner) and telehealth status (face-to-face, telehealth and total) in 2018–19 and 2019–20. Follow-ups with Allied health services are separated by type of practitioner.

In 2019–20, there were 320,000 Indigenous-specific follow-up services provided to 149,000 Indigenous Australians by a practice nurse or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner; 83,000 allied health follow-up services were provided to 33,000 Indigenous Australians.

Of the allied health services, the most common type of Indigenous-specific follow-up were services provided by physiotherapists (about 33,400 services), podiatrists (12,500 services) and Aboriginal health workers (about 11,300 services). Refer to table ‘FS02’ in data tables.