Notes on the data: MBS services

Services provided under the Medicare Benefits Schedule by GP Practice Nurses, 2009/10


Note that although these data are several years old, they have been retained in the atlases as the only small area data available for this topic. Efforts continue to get access to more up-to-date data.

Policy context:  Some GP practices employ nurses to undertake appropriate services, under their supervision, for patients such as immunisations, wound treatment, cervical smears, diabetes education, other chronic disease needs, and so forth.


Notes:  MBS Item Nos: 10993-10999

Data exclude any such services provided by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.


Numerator:  Number of services provided by GP Practice Nurses


Denominator:  Total population


Detail of analysis:  Indirectly age-standardised rate per 100,000 population; and/or indirectly age-standardised ratio, based on the Australian standard


Source:  Compiled by PHIDU based on data from Medicare Australia, supplied by the Department of Health of Ageing, 2009/10; and average of ABS Estimated Resident Population, 30 June 2009 and 30 June 2010.


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