Evaluation of the Better Access initiative component C: analysis of the allied mental health workforce supply and distribution

Appendix B: Number of Better Access services provided by occupation category and MBS item number, 2006 to 2008

Page last updated: September 2010

General medical practitioner
Psychiatrist
Clinical psychologist
General psychologist
Occupational therapist
Social worker
Total

General medical practitioner

MBS Item No.Freq. in 2006% of Sub-total in 2006% of Total in 2006Freq. in 2007% of Sub-total in 2007% of Total in 2007Freq. in 2008% of Sub-total in 2008% of Total in 2008
2710
67,374
65.8
470,706
46.5
555,811
40.4
2712
740
0.7
113,187
11.2
190,298
13.8
2713
34,279
33.5
428,588
42.3
628,163
45.7
Sub-total
102,393
100
57
1,012,481
100
38
1,374,272
100
36

Psychiatrist

MBS Item No.Freq. in 2006% of Sub-total in 2006% of Total in 2006Freq. in 2007% of Sub-total in 2007% of Total in 2007Freq. in 2008% of Sub-total in 2008% of Total in 2008
291
3,127
22.7
8,837
9.3
11,250
11.1
293
252
1.8
896
0.9
1,489
1.5
296
9,281
67.4
75,609
79.9
78,008
77
297
952
6.9
8,347
8.8
9,611
9.5
299
152
1.1
917
1
948
0.9
Sub-total
13,764
100
8
94,606
100
4
101,306
100
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Clinical psychologist

MBS Item No.Freq. in 2006% of Sub-total in 2006% of Total in 2006Freq. in 2007% of Sub-total in 2007% of Total in 2007Freq. in 2008% of Sub-total in 2008% of Total in 2008
80000
299
2.0
10,342
2.0
13,907
1.8
80005
28
0.2
793
0.2
582
0.1
80010
14,310
96.9
488,952
96.4
755,583
96.6
80015
100
0.7
3,531
0.7
6,488
0.8
80020
28
0.2
3,655
0.7
5,832
0.7
Sub-total
14,765
100.0
8
507,273
100
19
782,392
100
21

General psychologist

MBS Item No.Freq. in 2006% of Sub-total in 2006% of Total in 2006Freq. in 2007% of Sub-total in 2007% of Total in 2007Freq. in 2008% of Sub-total in 2008% of Total in 2008
80100
2,256
4.7
26,425
2.6
27,512
2.0
80105
252
0.5
2,715
0.3
3,763
0.3
80100
44,530
93.3
963,270
94.8
1,320,306
94.6
80115
615
1.3
19,194
1.9
35,928
2.6
80120
67
0.1
3,983
0.4
7,453
0.5
Sub-total
47,720
100
26
1,015,587
100
38
1,394,962
100
37

Occupational therapist

MBS Item No.Freq. in 2006% of Sub-total in 2006% of Total in 2006Freq. in 2007% of Sub-total in 2007% of Total in 2007Freq. in 2008% of Sub-total in 2008% of Total in 2008
80125
12
10.1
552
5.3
1,186
5.6
80130
0
0.0
30
0.3
204
1.0
80135
88
73.9
8,806
84.3
16,778
79.5
80140
13
10.9
918
8.8
2,296
10.9
80145
6
5.0
137
1.3
631
3.0
Sub-total
119
100
0
10,443
100
0
21,095
100
1

Social worker

MBS Item No.Freq. in 2006% of Sub-total in 2006% of Total in 2006Freq. in 2007% of Sub-total in 2007% of Total in 2007Freq. in 2008% of Sub-total in 2008% of Total in 2008
80150
47
3.2
980
1.9
2,345
2.3
80155
3
0.2
143
0.3
1,236
1.2
80160
1,351
91.5
49,514
93.6
93,201
90.8
80165
21
1.4
2,092
4
5,525
5.4
80170
54
3.7
163
0.3
291
0.3
Sub-total
1,476
100
1
52,892
100
2
102,598
100
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    Total

    Freq. in 2006% of Total in 2006Freq. in 2007% of Total in 2007Freq. in 2008% of Total in 2008
    180,237
    100
    2,693,282
    100
    3,776,625
    100

Source for tables

Medicare Australia. 2006-08 Medicare Provider Data and Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) data