MBS General Practitioner Management Plan (item 721)—type 2 diabetes (PI07)

This indicator is the proportion of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes for whom a General Practitioner Management Plan (MBS item 721) was claimed within the previous 24 months.

It is collected for males and females in age groups from 0–4 to 65 and over. It is presented here for males and females in age groups:

  • under 35
  • 35–44
  • 45–54
  • 55–64
  • 65 and over.

Why MBS General Practitioner Management Plan (item 721) is important

Much of the burden of disease among Indigenous Australians is due to chronic disease.

Effective management of chronic disease can delay the progression of disease, decrease the need for high-cost interventions, improve quality of life, and increase life expectancy. The development of a GP Management Plan is one way in which appropriate care can be planned.

The MBS General Practitioner Management Plan (item 721) provides a rebate for a GP to prepare a management plan for a patient who has a chronic or terminal medical condition with or without multidisciplinary care needs.

At June 2020, 55% of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes had a MBS item 721 claimed within the previous 24 months.

MBS General Practitioner Management Plan (item 721)—type 2 diabetes, by reporting period

This data visualisation shows the percentage of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes who had a MBS item 721 in the last 2 years by reporting period (June 2017, December 2017, June 2018, December 2018, June 2019, December 2019, June 2020).

Data supporting this visualisation are available in Excel supplementary data tables at Data.

This was highest in:

  • Queensland (60%)
  • Major cities and Outer regional areas (both 57%)
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) (57%).

It was lowest in:

  • South Australia (47%)
  • Inner regional areas (51%)
  • organisations other than Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (non-ACCHOs) (45%).

MBS General Practitioner Management Plan (item 721)—type 2 diabetes, by either state/territory, remoteness or organisation type, reporting period

Two data visualisations are presented here. The first shows the percentage of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes who had a MBS item 721 in the last 2 years for either:

  • state/territory (NSW/ACT, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas, NT, Australia)
  • remoteness area (Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote, Very remote, Australia)
  • organisation type (ACCHO, non-ACCHO, Total).

Reporting periods of either June 2017, December 2017, June 2018, December 2018, June 2019, December 2019, or June 2020 can be selected.

The second visualisation shows the selected information from the first visualisation by sex (male, female) and age group (<35, 35–44, 45–54, 55–64, 65+).

Data supporting this visualisation are available in Excel supplementary data tables at Data.