Type of follow-ups

In 2017–18, of Indigenous-specific follow-up services, there were:

  • 266,000 services provided by a practice nurse or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner to 119,000 Indigenous Australians
  • 58,000 allied health services provided to 28,000 Indigenous Australians.

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

  • physiotherapists (about 13,100 services)
  • Aboriginal health workers or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners (about 12,300 services)
  • podiatrists (10,200 services) (Table 1). 

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