This report presents data up to the end of December 2020 and represents an update of the MBS and PBS data originally published in December 2020, which presented data up to the end of August 2020.

The following data visualisations show the impact of COVID-19 on the MBS and PBS service use in 2020 compared with the same period in the previous year. The visualisations display the:

  • Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) by presenting the number of MBS services and Government benefits paid; and
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) by presenting the number of prescriptions dispensed and Government benefits paid.

Explore the impacts of COVID-19