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Use of non-hospital Medicare-subsidised services, such as GP, allied health, specialist, diagnostic imaging, and nursing and Aboriginal health workers, varies depending on where a person lives in Australia. In 2021–22, there was greater variation in the percentage of people who received a Medicare-subsidised GP service in regional PHNs (77% to 94%) compared to metropolitan PHNs (85% to 98%). On average, people in metropolitan PHN areas who did see a GP received more services. This trend was similar for both men and women.

  • Cat. no: PHC 10