4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, August 2014  
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SERVICES

This section on Service Usage includes the Key and Related series for the following Indicators:

Medicare services



MEDICARE SERVICES


Key Series

AVERAGE NUMBER OF MEDICARE SERVICES PROCESSED PER PERSON (a)(b)(c), all persons

2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14

no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Males
9.7
10.1
10.3
10.9
11.3
11.8
12.1
12.3
12.5
12.8
Females
13.7
14.1
14.4
15.3
15.7
16.2
16.5
16.9
17.2
17.5

(a) Care should be exercised in interpreting changes in the utilisation of Medicare services over time, as these may be the result population growth and net migration, changes in utilisation of services provided at no cost to patients by the states/territories, as compared with utilisation of Medicare-funded services, minor additions of new items to the MBS and changes to the coverage of Medicare as a result of Government policy.
(b) Per person calculations based on Medicare services processed, divided by Australian population data reported in ABS Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).
(c) The Department of Health regularly makes minor revisions to Medicare services processed.


Source: Department of Health (DOH), Annual Medicare Statistics, June Quarter 2014.


Related Series

MEDICARE SERVICES PROCESSED, PROPORTION PROCESSED FOR PERSONS AGED 65 YEARS AND OVER (a)(b)(c)

2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Males
31.0
31.6
32.2
32.7
33.3
33.9
34.6
35.4
36.3
36.6
Females
27.7
27.8
27.9
27.8
28.1
28.6
29.1
29.5
30.1
30.2

(a) Care should be exercised in interpreting changes in the utilisation of Medicare services over time, as these may be the result population growth and net migration, changes in utilisation of services provided at no cost to patients by the states/territories, as compared with utilisation of Medicare-funded services, minor additions of new items to the MBS and changes to the coverage of Medicare as a result of Government policy.
(b) The Department of Health regularly makes minor revisions to Medicare services processed.
(c) Medicare services processed for males and females 65 years and over, as a proportion of Medicare services processed for total persons for each sex.


Source: Department of Health (DOH), Annual Medicare Statistics, June Quarter 2014.


Definitions of the concepts presented above can be found in the Health Glossary (under the Explanatory Notes tab). More detailed information can be found in the Health Data Cube (under the Downloads tab).