Healthy Communities: Patients' out-of-pocket spending on Medicare services, 2016–17 - Report - Total costs for non-hospital Medicare services

Healthy Communities: Patients' out-of-pocket spending on Medicare services, 2016–17

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Total costs for non-hospital Medicare services

How many people had out-of-pocket costs?

In 2016–17, 50% of patients nationally (10.9 million patients) paid something from their own pockets toward their non-hospital Medicare services. The remaining 50%—or 11.0 million patients—had the full cost for all of their non-hospital Medicare services covered by the government (bulk-billed).

Across PHN areas, the percentage of patients with costs ranged from 31% of patients in Northern Territory PHN area, to 69% in ACT PHN area (Figure 4). Patients living in metropolitan PHN areas were less likely to have out-of-pocket costs (48%) than patients in regional PHN areas (53%) (Figure 2).

Figure 2: Percentage of patients with out-of-pocket costs for non-hospital Medicare services, metropolitan and regional PHN areas, 2016–17

The below figure is a bar graph showing the percentages of patients with out-of-pocket costs for non-hospital Medicare services across metropolitan and regional PHN areas in 2016–17. 48% of patients in Metropolitan PHN areas, 50% of patients nationally, and 53% of patients in regional PHN areas had out-of-pocket costs.

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Area Percentage of patients with out-of-pocket costs
Metropolitan PHN areas 48%
National 50%
Regional PHN areas 53%
Source:
AIHW analysis of MBS claims data, 2016–17.

How much did patients with costs spend in a year?

Across Australia, 1.1 million people spent $601 or more during 2016–17.

The median amount spent by patients with costs was $142. This means that 5.5 million people spent more than $142 in the year, while 16.5 million people spent less (Figure 3).

Figure 3: Distribution of total out-of-pocket costs per patient across Australia, for patients with costs, 2016–17

This graph shows the national Annual out-of-pocket cost per patient. The cost per patient in a 50% percentile is less than $142 in the year. The cost per patient in a 90% percentile is less than $601 in the year.

Note:
Includes non-hospital Medicare-subsidised services only, and is calculated for patients with any out-of-pocket costs.
Source:
AIHW analysis of MBS claims data, 2016–17.

Variation across PHN areas

For patients with out-of-pocket costs, the amount spent by the 10% of patients with the highest costs ranged from at least $432 in Murray PHN area to at least $876 in Northern Sydney.

The median amount spent per patient ranged from $104 in Western Queensland PHN area to $206 in Northern Sydney (Figure 4).

People in city areas spent more than people in regional areas

While a greater proportion of patients had out-of-pocket costs in regional PHN areas than in metropolitan PHN areas, patients with costs in metropolitan PHN areas tended to spend more than those in regional PHN areas. The median amount was $155 for patients living in metropolitan PHN areas, and $122 for patients in regional PHN areas (Figure 4).

Figure 4: Total out-of-pocket cost per patient for non-hospital Medicare services (for patients with costs), 50th (median) and 90th percentile, by PHN area, 2016–17

Further information

Detailed local area data is available as an interactive display and Excel download.

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Primary Health Network area Out-of-pocket cost per patient Per cent of patients with costs
50th Percentile (median) 90th Percentile
Metropolitan
Northern Sydney (NSW) $206 $876 62.4%
Central & Eastern Sydney (NSW) $187 $809 49.1%
Australian Capital Territory $173 $726 69.3%
South Eastern Melbourne (Vic) $159 $697 53.3%
Brisbane North (Qld) $148 $674 54.7%
Brisbane South (Qld) $151 $665 44.6%
Perth North (WA) $150 $663 56.2%
Eastern Melbourne (Vic) $151 $645 53.5%
Perth South (WA) $147 $628 48.6%
Western Sydney (NSW) $162 $608 32.0%
North Western Melbourne (Vic) $137 $607 40.5%
Gold Coast (Qld) $145 $584 43.1%
Nepean Blue Mountains (NSW) $152 $569 40.6%
South Western Sydney (NSW) $157 $544 32.4%
Adelaide (SA) $120 $527 48.1%
Regional
Darling Downs & West Moreton (Qld) $120 $532 43.2%
Country WA $127 $530 54.8%
South Eastern NSW $140 $529 53.5%
Murrumbidgee (NSW) $126 $511 58.4%
Hunter New England & Central Coast (NSW) $130 $507 56.1%
Western Victoria $122 $505 58.6%
Central Qld, Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast $120 $502 49.8%
Northern Queensland $121 $495 46.2%
Western Queensland $104 $490 43.0%
Tasmania $126 $489 60.2%
Northern Territory $126 $476 31.2%
North Coast (NSW) $124 $457 55.7%
Western NSW $115 $456 46.9%
Gippsland (Vic) $117 $455 54.7%
Country SA $105 $435 57.3%
Murray (Vic & part NSW) $113 $432 57.0%
All metropolitan PHN areas $155 $669 48.1%
All regional PHN areas $122 $491 53.0%
Australia $142 $601 49.8%
Patients with costs (%):
Percentage of patients with out-of-pocket costs for non-hospital Medicare services.
Note:
Non-hospital Medicare-subsidised services only, calculated for patients with any out-of-pocket costs. Metropolitan PHN areas have 85% or more of the population in Major cities. All other PHNs are classified as Regional.
Source:
AIHW analysis of MBS claims data, 2016–17.

Variation across local areas in total out-of-pocket costs

How many people had out-of-pocket costs?

Patients in some local areas (SA3s) were more than 8 times as likely to have out-of-pocket costs than patients living in other areas. More than three-quarters of patients (78%) in South Canberra (ACT) had out-of-pocket costs, compared with 9% of patients in Barkly (NT).

There was considerable variation within similar local areas (Table 1). Across Remote local areas the percentage of patients with any out-of-pocket costs was 6 times as high in Mid-West (WA) (62%) than in Barkly (NT) (9%).

How much did patients with costs spend in a year?

For patients with out-of-pocket expenses, the median total cost was 3 times as high in some local areas than in others, ranging from $80 in Outback-North and East (SA), to $255 in Eastern Suburbs-North (NSW). Similarly, costs for patients at the 90th percentile were more than 3 times as high in Eastern Suburbs-North (NSW) ($1155) than in Katherine (NT) ($333).

Variation by socioeconomic status

In Major cities, the median total out-of-pocket cost per patient was generally greater in higher socioeconomic areas ($180), than in medium ($144) and lower ($131) socioeconomic areas (Table 1).

However, there was substantial variation within similar socioeconomic areas. For example, across lower socioeconomic areas, the median out-of-pocket cost per patient ranged from $84 in Playford (SA) to $168 in Botany (NSW). These local areas also had the lowest ($372) and highest ($682) out-of-pocket costs for patients at the 90th percentile (Table 1, Figure 5).

Variation by remoteness

The median total out-of-pocket cost per patient was highest in Major cities (Table 1). Outside of Major cities, the median cost was higher in Inner regional local areas ($123) than in Outer regional ($117) and Remote ($106) local areas.

There was also wide variation within similar local areas by remoteness category (Figure 5). For example, in Inner regional local areas, the median total out-of-pocket cost was almost twice as high in Southern Highlands (NSW) ($168) than in Gympie-Cooloola (Qld) ($93).

Table 1: Total out-of-pocket spending on Medicare services, highest and lowest SA3s by socioeconomic status and remoteness, 2016–17

Major cities - by socioeconomic status Inner regional Outer regional Remote
Higher Medium Lower
Patients with costs (%) Highest SA3 78% 69% 62% 73% 62% 62%
Group result 62% 48% 37% 56% 50% 38%
Lowest SA3 35% 26% 19% 33% 30% 9%
Median cost ($) Highest SA3 $255 $189 $168 $168 $144 $123
Group result $180 $144 $131 $123 $117 $106
Lowest SA3 $138 $105 $84 $93 $90 $80
90th percentile cost ($) Highest SA3 $1,155 $827 $682 $639 $579 $495
Group result $779 $602 $522 $489 $471 $434
Lowest SA3 $587 $458 $372 $361 $351 $333
Patients with costs (%):
Percentage of patients with out-of-pocket costs for non-hospital Medicare services.
Median cost ($):
Total out-of-pocket cost per patient for all non-hospital Medicare services (median).
90th percentile cost ($):
Total out-of-pocket cost per patient for all non-hospital Medicare services (90th percentile).
Note:
Includes non-hospital Medicare-subsidised services only. ‘Median cost’ and ‘90th percentile cost’ is calculated for patients with out-of-pocket costs. This includes patients who has some of their services bulk-billed.
Source:
AIHW analysis of MBS claims data, 2016–17.

Figure 5: Total out-of-pocket cost per patient for non-hospital Medicare services (for patients with costs), 50th (median) and 90th percentile, by local area (SA3), remoteness and socioeconomic status, 2016–17

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SA3 area name Remoteness/Socioeconomic status (SES) Annual OOP cost per patient Per cent of patients with costs
50th Percentile (median) 90th Percentile
National National $142 $601 49.8%
Eastern Suburbs - North Major cities - higher SES $255 $1,155 68.9%
North Sydney - Mosman Major cities - higher SES $244 $1,072 76.2%
Stonnington - West Major cities - higher SES $233 $1,035 72.1%
Ku-ring-gai Major cities - higher SES $231 $964 67.1%
Stonnington - East Major cities - higher SES $229 $962 75.4%
Bayside Major cities - higher SES $215 $867 76.0%
Chatswood - Lane Cove Major cities - higher SES $213 $932 60.1%
Pittwater Major cities - higher SES $213 $863 72.7%
South Canberra Major cities - higher SES $213 $886 77.5%
Cottesloe - Claremont Major cities - higher SES $206 $863 76.9%
Leichhardt Major cities - higher SES $205 $911 63.1%
Boroondara Major cities - higher SES $203 $858 70.3%
Port Phillip Major cities - higher SES $197 $892 66.4%
Manly Major cities - higher SES $196 $865 73.6%
Pennant Hills - Epping Major cities - higher SES $196 $808 51.4%
Cronulla - Miranda - Caringbah Major cities - higher SES $194 $741 57.6%
Woden Valley Major cities - higher SES $192 $786 73.5%
Warringah Major cities - higher SES $190 $779 64.4%
Eastern Suburbs - South Major cities - higher SES $188 $804 52.1%
Dural - Wisemans Ferry Major cities - higher SES $187 $748 58.5%
Hornsby Major cities - higher SES $187 $773 54.8%
Weston Creek Major cities - higher SES $187 $768 76.0%
Canada Bay Major cities - higher SES $186 $805 51.9%
Molonglo Major cities - higher SES $185 $761 75.9%
Sydney Inner City Major cities - higher SES $184 $912 53.9%
Yarra Major cities - higher SES $184 $834 61.9%
North Canberra Major cities - higher SES $184 $773 73.6%
Ryde - Hunters Hill Major cities - higher SES $183 $788 48.9%
Brisbane Inner - West Major cities - higher SES $181 $815 73.6%
Sherwood - Indooroopilly Major cities - higher SES $179 $809 66.0%
Baulkham Hills Major cities - higher SES $178 $708 50.5%
South Perth Major cities - higher SES $178 $769 68.1%
Kenmore - Brookfield - Moggill Major cities - higher SES $177 $767 68.0%
Sutherland - Menai - Heathcote Major cities - higher SES $176 $688 58.3%
Melville Major cities - higher SES $176 $737 68.4%
Belconnen Major cities - higher SES $173 $699 64.2%
Brisbane Inner - East Major cities - higher SES $172 $758 73.4%
Rouse Hill - McGraths Hill Major cities - higher SES $170 $625 43.3%
Brisbane Inner - North Major cities - higher SES $170 $783 70.1%
Perth City Major cities - higher SES $170 $762 70.0%
Burnside Major cities - higher SES $168 $685 66.7%
Blacktown - North Major cities - higher SES $167 $601 34.8%
Carindale Major cities - higher SES $167 $724 70.1%
Holland Park - Yeronga Major cities - higher SES $167 $760 60.5%
Melbourne City Major cities - higher SES $164 $791 54.2%
The Gap - Enoggera Major cities - higher SES $162 $718 66.3%
Centenary Major cities - higher SES $161 $709 55.5%
Queanbeyan Major cities - higher SES $160 $665 68.3%
Nathan Major cities - higher SES $159 $708 51.8%
Gungahlin Major cities - higher SES $159 $670 66.1%
The Hills District Major cities - higher SES $158 $681 56.6%
Essendon Major cities - higher SES $157 $673 56.5%
Banyule Major cities - higher SES $157 $660 59.2%
Manningham - East Major cities - higher SES $157 $658 64.9%
Tuggeranong Major cities - higher SES $156 $676 68.6%
Mornington Peninsula Major cities - higher SES $155 $624 66.0%
Cleveland - Stradbroke Major cities - higher SES $154 $638 51.8%
Joondalup Major cities - higher SES $154 $649 60.8%
Bald Hills - Everton Park Major cities - higher SES $153 $684 58.4%
Stirling Major cities - higher SES $153 $680 61.0%
Nillumbik - Kinglake Major cities - higher SES $151 $623 64.7%
Maroondah Major cities - higher SES $147 $600 56.3%
Mitcham Major cities - higher SES $138 $587 63.0%
Glen Eira Major cities - medium SES $189 $827 64.9%
Kogarah - Rockdale Major cities - medium SES $177 $682 40.0%
Strathfield - Burwood - Ashfield Major cities - medium SES $177 $731 38.2%
Carlingford Major cities - medium SES $177 $705 38.8%
Marrickville - Sydenham - Petersham Major cities - medium SES $175 $758 47.9%
Brisbane Inner Major cities - medium SES $174 $821 64.8%
Fremantle Major cities - medium SES $173 $738 65.9%
Hurstville Major cities - medium SES $171 $679 42.4%
Parramatta Major cities - medium SES $164 $612 32.3%
Unley Major cities - medium SES $162 $669 68.6%
Penrith Major cities - medium SES $161 $577 35.2%
Manningham - West Major cities - medium SES $161 $662 53.5%
Surfers Paradise Major cities - medium SES $161 $679 51.1%
Whitehorse - West Major cities - medium SES $160 $685 57.8%
Camden Major cities - medium SES $158 $581 44.7%
Kingston Major cities - medium SES $158 $662 57.7%
Mt Gravatt Major cities - medium SES $158 $684 48.2%
St Marys Major cities - medium SES $157 $542 25.7%
Norwood - Payneham - St Peters Major cities - medium SES $155 $630 63.0%
Darebin - South Major cities - medium SES $154 $702 65.3%
Richmond - Windsor Major cities - medium SES $152 $578 48.1%
Brunswick - Coburg Major cities - medium SES $152 $688 52.1%
Chermside Major cities - medium SES $152 $687 61.1%
Broadbeach - Burleigh Major cities - medium SES $152 $612 48.9%
Wynnum - Manly Major cities - medium SES $151 $664 62.7%
Whitehorse - East Major cities - medium SES $150 $622 53.6%
Cockburn Major cities - medium SES $150 $638 50.0%
Gosford Major cities - medium SES $147 $566 56.0%
Kiama - Shellharbour Major cities - medium SES $147 $518 44.3%
Sunnybank Major cities - medium SES $147 $647 37.4%
Robina Major cities - medium SES $147 $575 43.7%
Keilor Major cities - medium SES $146 $594 55.7%
Blue Mountains Major cities - medium SES $145 $575 54.2%
Capalaba Major cities - medium SES $145 $609 58.6%
Adelaide City Major cities - medium SES $145 $661 59.4%
Holdfast Bay Major cities - medium SES $145 $581 62.0%
Monash Major cities - medium SES $144 $622 52.6%
Nundah Major cities - medium SES $144 $665 62.4%
Mandurah Major cities - medium SES $144 $582 49.2%
Mudgeeraba - Tallebudgera Major cities - medium SES $142 $564 48.4%
Mundaring Major cities - medium SES $142 $614 52.2%
Canning Major cities - medium SES $142 $596 45.0%
Sunbury Major cities - medium SES $141 $549 45.8%
Southport Major cities - medium SES $141 $588 39.8%
Maribyrnong Major cities - medium SES $140 $627 43.6%
Prospect - Walkerville Major cities - medium SES $140 $620 58.8%
Belmont - Victoria Park Major cities - medium SES $140 $632 52.3%
Sandgate Major cities - medium SES $139 $619 55.4%
Ormeau - Oxenford Major cities - medium SES $139 $558 35.2%
Knox Major cities - medium SES $138 $563 50.1%
Rocklea - Acacia Ridge Major cities - medium SES $137 $624 32.7%
Bayswater - Bassendean Major cities - medium SES $137 $637 56.0%
Serpentine - Jarrahdale Major cities - medium SES $137 $596 43.7%
Coolangatta Major cities - medium SES $136 $550 52.9%
Kalamunda Major cities - medium SES $136 $573 55.8%
Caloundra Major cities - medium SES $135 $532 49.6%
Campbelltown (SA) Major cities - medium SES $135 $559 59.7%
Casey - North Major cities - medium SES $134 $532 41.1%
Nerang Major cities - medium SES $133 $552 40.8%
Lake Macquarie - East Major cities - medium SES $132 $512 58.8%
Yarra Ranges Major cities - medium SES $130 $540 54.4%
Strathpine Major cities - medium SES $130 $565 43.8%
Buderim Major cities - medium SES $130 $530 58.5%
Wanneroo Major cities - medium SES $130 $554 43.3%
Cardinia Major cities - medium SES $129 $522 45.8%
Wyndham Major cities - medium SES $129 $498 28.6%
Jimboomba Major cities - medium SES $128 $524 31.2%
Noosa Major cities - medium SES $127 $542 58.2%
Swan Major cities - medium SES $127 $553 42.7%
Rockingham Major cities - medium SES $126 $513 42.5%
North Lakes Major cities - medium SES $125 $531 42.5%
Marion Major cities - medium SES $117 $494 52.3%
Melton - Bacchus Marsh Major cities - medium SES $116 $460 34.9%
Nambour Major cities - medium SES $112 $469 50.7%
Tea Tree Gully Major cities - medium SES $111 $493 53.7%
Narangba - Burpengary Major cities - medium SES $105 $458 40.6%
Botany Major cities - lower SES $168 $682 40.8%
Canterbury Major cities - lower SES $161 $596 28.8%
Bringelly - Green Valley Major cities - lower SES $160 $538 30.1%
Liverpool Major cities - lower SES $160 $538 30.4%
Campbelltown (NSW) Major cities - lower SES $157 $509 29.0%
Gold Coast - North Major cities - lower SES $153 $613 41.6%
Bankstown Major cities - lower SES $152 $566 32.2%
Auburn Major cities - lower SES $152 $565 23.3%
Blacktown Major cities - lower SES $151 $523 27.7%
Wollongong Major cities - lower SES $147 $567 52.9%
Merrylands - Guildford Major cities - lower SES $147 $494 25.4%
Fairfield Major cities - lower SES $147 $489 26.7%
Forest Lake - Oxley Major cities - lower SES $147 $659 26.8%
Mount Druitt Major cities - lower SES $146 $451 18.5%
Dapto - Port Kembla Major cities - lower SES $142 $484 39.2%
Lake Macquarie - West Major cities - lower SES $139 $529 51.6%
Hobsons Bay Major cities - lower SES $139 $593 47.6%
Frankston Major cities - lower SES $137 $551 48.6%
Beenleigh Major cities - lower SES $135 $549 24.9%
Newcastle Major cities - lower SES $134 $538 61.6%
Springwood - Kingston Major cities - lower SES $134 $596 26.3%
Wyong Major cities - lower SES $133 $502 50.0%
Darebin - North Major cities - lower SES $133 $585 40.1%
Gosnells Major cities - lower SES $133 $552 38.9%
Geelong Major cities - lower SES $132 $552 57.4%
Redcliffe Major cities - lower SES $132 $553 44.6%
Armadale Major cities - lower SES $132 $573 39.0%
Loganlea - Carbrook Major cities - lower SES $130 $565 31.2%
Moreland - North Major cities - lower SES $129 $576 40.4%
Tweed Valley Major cities - lower SES $127 $497 52.1%
Whittlesea - Wallan Major cities - lower SES $127 $507 32.1%
West Torrens Major cities - lower SES $127 $548 55.7%
Kwinana Major cities - lower SES $127 $539 28.9%
Maitland Major cities - lower SES $125 $495 60.8%
Tullamarine - Broadmeadows Major cities - lower SES $125 $502 23.9%
Casey - South Major cities - lower SES $124 $496 36.6%
Springfield - Redbank Major cities - lower SES $124 $551 25.2%
Browns Plains Major cities - lower SES $122 $527 22.9%
Maroochy Major cities - lower SES $121 $517 54.2%
Charles Sturt Major cities - lower SES $121 $522 51.5%
Dandenong Major cities - lower SES $120 $474 32.9%
Brimbank Major cities - lower SES $120 $465 28.8%
Onkaparinga Major cities - lower SES $115 $449 44.5%
Ipswich Inner Major cities - lower SES $112 $478 35.0%
Caboolture Major cities - lower SES $110 $472 30.3%
Port Adelaide - East Major cities - lower SES $107 $497 40.7%
Port Adelaide - West Major cities - lower SES $96 $433 38.0%
Gawler - Two Wells Major cities - lower SES $91 $399 53.0%
Salisbury Major cities - lower SES $87 $401 31.7%
Playford Major cities - lower SES $84 $372 23.2%
Southern Highlands Inner regional $168 $639 61.6%
Hobart - North East Inner regional $162 $580 69.5%
Wollondilly Inner regional $160 $558 41.0%
Hawkesbury Inner regional $158 $600 51.0%
Hobart Inner Inner regional $158 $601 73.3%
Tumut - Tumbarumba Inner regional $150 $530 44.7%
Hobart - South and West Inner regional $150 $549 67.9%
Bunbury Inner regional $148 $592 58.5%
Goulburn - Mulwaree Inner regional $146 $540 54.0%
Wagga Wagga Inner regional $142 $580 59.3%
Macedon Ranges Inner regional $141 $575 59.0%
Armidale Inner regional $136 $533 58.6%
Augusta - Margaret River - Busselton Inner regional $136 $552 69.2%
Surf Coast - Bellarine Peninsula Inner regional $134 $563 68.6%
Ballarat Inner regional $132 $521 51.0%
Gold Coast Hinterland Inner regional $131 $540 42.1%
Port Stephens Inner regional $130 $504 51.2%
Port Macquarie Inner regional $130 $479 50.0%
Toowoomba Inner regional $130 $577 55.6%
Wheat Belt - North Inner regional $129 $558 52.5%
Sorell - Dodges Ferry Inner regional $129 $498 67.6%
Adelaide Hills Inner regional $128 $531 70.0%
Shoalhaven Inner regional $127 $453 56.6%
Hervey Bay Inner regional $127 $488 36.5%
Young - Yass Inner regional $126 $556 62.7%
Albury Inner regional $126 $485 61.9%
Mackay Inner regional $126 $497 62.1%
Tamworth - Gunnedah Inner regional $125 $486 61.6%
Baw Baw Inner regional $125 $460 55.8%
Richmond Valley - Coastal Inner regional $123 $457 64.8%
Brighton Inner regional $123 $480 53.5%
Coffs Harbour Inner regional $122 $454 53.6%
Rockhampton Inner regional $122 $507 46.6%
Beaudesert Inner regional $122 $526 36.7%
Bundaberg Inner regional $122 $515 47.8%
Richmond Valley - Hinterland Inner regional $121 $430 61.6%
Barwon - West Inner regional $121 $521 62.2%
Launceston Inner regional $121 $466 67.6%
Bathurst Inner regional $120 $473 50.8%
Orange Inner regional $120 $480 56.2%
Wodonga - Alpine Inner regional $120 $446 63.4%
Hobart - North West Inner regional $120 $472 57.2%
Lower Hunter Inner regional $119 $469 50.7%
Wellington Inner regional $119 $465 60.6%
Darling Downs - East Inner regional $119 $546 50.6%
Gladstone Inner regional $119 $556 53.2%
Bribie - Beachmere Inner regional $118 $493 40.2%
Lithgow - Mudgee Inner regional $117 $432 46.5%
Gippsland - South West Inner regional $117 $468 55.9%
Latrobe Valley Inner regional $117 $436 46.8%
Clarence Valley Inner regional $116 $433 61.5%
Upper Hunter Inner regional $116 $474 52.3%
Caboolture Hinterland Inner regional $116 $457 34.6%
Bendigo Inner regional $114 $441 54.0%
Warrnambool Inner regional $114 $453 69.2%
Sunshine Coast Hinterland Inner regional $114 $468 51.9%
Great Lakes Inner regional $113 $404 60.0%
Ipswich Hinterland Inner regional $113 $488 33.5%
Heathcote - Castlemaine - Kyneton Inner regional $112 $455 58.7%
Granite Belt Inner regional $112 $511 55.3%
Burnett Inner regional $112 $485 38.3%
Maryborough Inner regional $112 $457 38.0%
Taree - Gloucester Inner regional $111 $400 59.3%
Creswick - Daylesford - Ballan Inner regional $110 $483 57.9%
Upper Goulburn Valley Inner regional $110 $433 50.7%
Wangaratta - Benalla Inner regional $109 $391 67.7%
Upper Murray exc. Albury Inner regional $108 $409 64.1%
Shepparton Inner regional $108 $417 50.8%
Dubbo Inner regional $107 $450 46.7%
Loddon - Elmore Inner regional $107 $413 51.9%
Campaspe Inner regional $107 $383 58.0%
Colac - Corangamite Inner regional $107 $441 63.0%
Noosa Hinterland Inner regional $107 $461 52.8%
Lower North Inner regional $105 $437 59.6%
Fleurieu - Kangaroo Island Inner regional $103 $424 66.3%
Barossa Inner regional $101 $445 66.2%
Maryborough - Pyrenees Inner regional $100 $411 49.5%
Devonport Inner regional $100 $384 54.8%
Moira Inner regional $94 $361 63.9%
Gympie - Cooloola Inner regional $93 $373 55.4%
Darwin City Outer regional $144 $579 45.6%
Darwin Suburbs Outer regional $135 $517 32.5%
Litchfield Outer regional $135 $498 30.9%
Wheat Belt - South Outer regional $133 $567 54.7%
Palmerston Outer regional $132 $498 30.3%
South Coast Outer regional $131 $487 62.4%
Huon - Bruny Island Outer regional $129 $486 53.7%
Townsville Outer regional $127 $524 41.0%
Kempsey - Nambucca Outer regional $125 $442 46.4%
Central Highlands (Qld) Outer regional $125 $526 58.8%
Lachlan Valley Outer regional $124 $459 47.3%
Lower Murray Outer regional $124 $476 48.3%
Inverell - Tenterfield Outer regional $124 $493 54.6%
Mildura Outer regional $124 $476 50.3%
Cairns - North Outer regional $124 $503 44.4%
Charters Towers - Ayr - Ingham Outer regional $124 $528 46.5%
South East Coast Outer regional $123 $446 47.3%
Albany Outer regional $122 $534 61.5%
Cairns - South Outer regional $121 $491 37.7%
Manjimup Outer regional $121 $526 60.8%
Central Highlands (Tas.) Outer regional $121 $480 46.9%
Biloela Outer regional $120 $500 55.5%
Tablelands (East) - Kuranda Outer regional $119 $461 54.5%
Meander Valley - West Tamar Outer regional $119 $440 55.8%
Griffith - Murrumbidgee (West) Outer regional $117 $485 57.3%
North East Outer regional $117 $447 52.9%
Darling Downs (West) - Maranoa Outer regional $115 $532 57.6%
Bowen Basin - North Outer regional $114 $477 57.6%
Grampians Outer regional $113 $434 53.8%
Innisfail - Cassowary Coast Outer regional $110 $468 44.9%
Port Douglas - Daintree Outer regional $109 $447 47.1%
Yorke Peninsula Outer regional $109 $461 58.5%
Limestone Coast Outer regional $109 $437 61.5%
West Coast Outer regional $109 $369 40.4%
Moree - Narrabri Outer regional $108 $468 52.9%
Gippsland - East Outer regional $108 $448 59.2%
Murray River - Swan Hill Outer regional $107 $423 55.3%
Glenelg - Southern Grampians Outer regional $103 $412 59.4%
Snowy Mountains Outer regional $102 $472 60.9%
Murray and Mallee Outer regional $95 $361 58.3%
Whitsunday Outer regional $94 $386 50.9%
Mid North Outer regional $90 $397 44.8%
Burnie - Ulverstone Outer regional $90 $351 49.5%
Bourke - Cobar - Coonamble Remote (incl. very remote) $123 $477 27.7%
West Pilbara Remote (incl. very remote) $121 $476 54.6%
Mid West Remote (incl. very remote) $121 $495 62.2%
Goldfields Remote (incl. very remote) $119 $478 34.5%
Daly - Tiwi - West Arnhem Remote (incl. very remote) $119 $454 15.6%
Esperance Remote (incl. very remote) $114 $459 57.8%
Far North Remote (incl. very remote) $108 $426 24.1%
Eyre Peninsula and South West Remote (incl. very remote) $105 $412 37.3%
East Pilbara Remote (incl. very remote) $104 $387 43.5%
Kimberley Remote (incl. very remote) $101 $381 28.1%
Outback - South Remote (incl. very remote) $98 $480 41.6%
Gascoyne Remote (incl. very remote) $98 $430 33.7%
Outback - North Remote (incl. very remote) $97 $429 38.3%
Katherine Remote (incl. very remote) $96 $333 23.1%
Alice Springs Remote (incl. very remote) $93 $369 37.5%
East Arnhem Remote (incl. very remote) $89 $354 13.2%
Barkly Remote (incl. very remote) $86 $359 9.5%
Broken Hill and Far West Remote (incl. very remote) $82 $368 25.9%
Outback - North and East Remote (incl. very remote) $80 $355 38.9%
OOP:
Out-of-pocket
Note:
Non-hospital Medicare-subsidised services only, and is calculated for patients with any out-of-pocket costs.
Source:
AIHW analysis of MBS claims data, 2016–17.

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