Primary Health Network (PHN) comparisons

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  • This section reflects the number and proportion of health check patients who received a First Nations follow-‍up service in the 12 months following their health check, by the year that their health check was delivered.
  • Some records from a small number of service providers have been excluded due to data quality concerns.

Geographic information

This analysis is based on the postcode of the patient’s given mailing address. As a result, the data may not always reflect where the person actually lived – particularly for people who use PO boxes. This is likely to impact some areas more than others and will also have a generally greater impact on the accuracy of smaller geographic areas.

Latest data

Among health check patients in 2020–‍21:

  • Brisbane North had the highest proportion of health check patients going on to receive a follow-‍up within 12 months, at 65% (6,400 patients with a follow-‍up).
  • The Australian Capital Territory had the lowest follow-‍up percentage, at 17% (256 patients with a follow-‍up).

Among health check patients from 2016–‍17 to 2020–‍21:

  • Around three-quarters of PHNs (24 out of 31) had a higher follow-‍up percentage for 2020–‍21 compared with 2016–‍17.
  • Perth North had the largest percentage-point increase in follow-‍up use, rising from 27% for 2016–‍17 to 48% for 2020–‍21 (1,200 patients to 2,400 for respective years).
  • Gippsland had the largest percentage-point decrease in follow-‍up use, falling from 32% for 2016–‍17 to 24% for 2020–‍21 (264 patients to 196 for respective years).

Figure 21: Use of First Nations follow-‍up services among health check patients, by Primary Health Network (PHN), 2016–‍17 to 2020–‍21

A set of interactive graphs over 3 tabs. Refer to table FS05 in data tables. A long description is available below.