Technical note


The release uses two data sources:

  • Medicare Benefits Schedule
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Estimated Resident Population (ERP) at 30 June 2001 (see Age standardised rates) and 2013 to 2018.

The release presents data on the following non-hospital Medicare-subsidised services:

  • General Practitioner (GP) attendances
  • Diagnostic imaging services
  • Allied health attendances
  • Specialist attendances
  • Attendances provided by Practice Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, Midwives and Nurse Practitioners