Use of non-hospital Medicare-subsidised health care, such as services provided by General Practitioners (GPs), allied health, specialist, diagnostic imaging, and nursing and Aboriginal health workers, varies across Australia. In 2022–23, 86% of Australians had at least one Medicare-subsidised GP attendance, a decrease from 88% in 2018–19. People living in metropolitan Primary Health Network (PHN) areas were more likely to have a Medicare-subsidised after-hours GP attendance than people from regional areas; while those living in regional areas were more likely to have a GP attendance targeting chronic disease and complex care coordination and management.

  • Cat. no: PHC 15