31 July 2023 – FTE and FTE per 100,000 population for all employed specialist medical practitioners, by states and territories in Table Wk.4 and FTE and FTE per 100,000 population for all employed specialist medical practitioners, by remoteness areas in Table Wk.5 have been updated in Data table: 2020 Palliative care workforce, due to recently identified errors in the reported data.
25 Mar 2022 – The residential aged care section of the Palliative Care Services in Australia web report released in May 2021 has been removed due to a recently identified error in the reported data. The process for identifying residents in the aged care data appraised as requiring palliative care under the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) is complex with methods evolving over time to improve accuracy in data processing. More detailed information on palliative care for people living in residential aged care will be released in May 2022.
27 Jan 2022 – Subtotals and their associated rates have been updated in Table MBS.5 in the medicare-subsidised palliative medicine services 2019-20 data table.