These tables show MBS–subsidised Consultant Psychiatry Better Access services received, bulk–billing rate, fees charges, benefits paid and average co–payment, by gender, age, geographical region and socio–economic disadvantage, for:

Table 4.14 MBS–subsidised Consultant Psychiatry Better Access services received, bulk–billing rate, fees charges, benefits paid and average co–payment, by gender, age, geographical region and socio–economic disadvantage, 2007

Total services
N
Bulk-billed services
N
Bulk-billed services
%
Fees charged
$
Benefits paid
$
Services with co-payments
N
Services with co-payments
%
Services with co-payments
Average co-payments ($)a
Total patients
N
Age group - 0-14 years
4,233
1,291
30.5
1,136,601
948,590
2,942
69.5
63.91
4,157
Age group - 15-24 years
16,062
4,487
27.9
4,470,447
3,606,347
11,575
72.1
74.65
14,841
Age group - 25-34 years
18,719
5,982
32.0
5,167,152
4,229,212
12,737
68.0
73.64
17,313
Age group - 35-44 years
19,717
6,267
31.8
5,408,638
4,445,209
13,450
68.2
71.63
18,273
Age group - 45-54 years
16,492
5,448
33.0
4,503,352
3,698,625
11,044
67.0
72.87
15,313
Age group - 55-64 years
10,780
3,526
32.7
2,913,083
2,385,700
7,254
67.3
72.70
10,043
Age group - 65+ years
8,587
3,230
37.6
2,302,687
1,908,861
5,357
62.4
73.52
8,007
Gender - Male
42,573
14,461
34.0
11,663,960
9,576,307
28,112
66.0
74.26
39,912
Gender - Female
52,017
15,770
30.3
14,238,000
11,646,267
36,247
69.7
71.50
48,035
Region - Capital cities
70,402
20,963
29.8
19,341,948
15,702,834
49,439
70.2
73.61
65,122
Region - Other metro
7,803
2,504
32.1
2,099,899
1,743,680
5,299
67.9
67.22
7,325
Region - Rural centres
8,508
3,251
38.2
2,322,020
1,955,006
5,257
61.8
69.81
8,029
Region - Other rural areas
7,168
3,159
44.1
1,946,738
1,662,079
4,009
55.9
71.01
6,788
Region - Remote areas
709
354
49.9
191,364
158,945
355
50.1
91.32
683
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
32,917
7,254
22.0
9,280,669
7,342,071
25,663
78.0
75.54
30,219
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
21,139
6,006
28.4
5,770,375
4,704,357
15,133
71.6
70.44
19,694
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
15,716
5,267
33.5
4,281,275
3,530,492
10,449
66.5
71.85
14,644
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
13,229
5,775
43.7
3,534,821
3,005,384
7,454
56.3
71.03
12,486
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
10,528
5,568
52.9
2,737,287
2,400,555
4,960
47.1
67.89
9,924

2007 figures have regard to all claims processed up to and including 30 April 2009.
Fees charged, benefits paid, and average copayments are expressed in 2009 dollars.
SE, Socio-economic.
a Only services for which the consumer contributed a co–payment are included in the calculation of the average co–payment.

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Table 4.15 MBS–subsidised Consultant Psychiatry Better Access services received, bulk–billing rate, fees charges, benefits paid and average co–payment, by gender, age, geographical region and socio–economic disadvantage, 2008

Total services
N
Bulk-billed services
N
Bulk-billed services
%
Fees charged
$
Benefits paid
$
Services with co-payments
N
Services with co-payments
%
Services with co-payments
Average co-payments ($)a
Total patients
N
Age group - 0-14 years
4,483
1,379
30.8
1,196,406
993,340
3,104
69.2
65.42
4,397
Age group - 15-24 years
17,032
5,329
31.3
4,721,485
3,809,421
11,703
68.7
77.93
15,703
Age group - 25-34 years
20,418
6,741
33.0
5,640,140
4,571,143
13,677
67.0
78.16
18,563
Age group - 35-44 years
21,195
7,085
33.4
5,810,287
4,741,262
14,110
66.6
75.76
19,422
Age group - 45-54 years
17,480
6,292
36.0
4,751,351
3,897,635
11,188
64.0
76.31
16,189
Age group - 55-64 years
11,584
3,929
33.9
3,150,952
2,557,872
7,655
66.1
77.48
10,698
Age group - 65+ years
9,486
3,682
38.8
2,541,743
2,105,356
5,804
61.2
75.19
8,764
Gender - Male
45,817
16,449
35.9
12,545,208
10,254,292
29,368
64.1
78.01
42,690
Gender - Female
55,861
17,988
32.2
15,267,156
12,421,738
37,873
67.8
75.13
51,046
Region - Capital cities
75,156
24,084
32.0
20,623,536
16,646,322
51,072
68.0
77.87
68,967
Region - Other metro
8,278
2,572
31.1
2,223,779
1,829,340
5,706
68.9
69.13
7,680
Region - Rural centres
9,391
3,720
39.6
2,557,742
2,151,304
5,671
60.4
71.72
8,803
Region - Other rural areas
8,124
3,728
45.9
2,205,006
1,879,999
4,396
54.1
73.93
7,587
Region - Remote areas
729
333
45.7
202,301
169,335
396
54.3
83.25
699
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
34,706
8,105
23.4
9,777,461
7,655,349
26,601
76.6
79.78
31,605
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
22,398
6,753
30.2
6,081,115
4,928,992
15,645
69.8
73.64
20,673
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
16,866
6,246
37.0
4,611,912
3,797,587
10,620
63.0
76.68
15,629
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
14,617
6,498
44.5
3,914,527
3,314,112
8,119
55.5
73.95
13,618
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
11,683
6,300
53.9
3,032,988
2,661,676
5,383
46.1
68.98
10,910

2008 figures have regard to all claims processed up to and including 30 April 2009.
Fees charged, benefits paid, and average copayments are expressed in 2009 dollars.
SE, Socio-economic.
a Only services for which the consumer contributed a co–payment are included in the calculation of the average co–payment.

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Table 4.16 MBS–subsidised Consultant Psychiatry Better Access services received, bulk–billing rate, fees charges, benefits paid and average co–payment, by gender, age, geographical region and socio–economic disadvantage, 2009

Total services
N
Bulk-billed services
N
Bulk-billed services
%
Fees charged
$
Benefits paid
$
Services with co-payments
N
Services with co-payments
%
Services with co-payments
Average co-payments ($)a
Total patients
N
Age group - 0-14 years
4,734
1,523
32.2
1,292,668
1,065,873
3,211
67.8
70.63
4,645
Age group - 15-24 years
19,153
6,342
33.1
5,396,179
4,329,906
12,811
66.9
83.23
17,515
Age group - 25-34 years
21,846
7,825
35.8
6,136,785
4,953,451
14,021
64.2
84.40
19,811
Age group - 35-44 years
22,602
8,221
36.4
6,309,506
5,147,350
14,381
63.6
80.81
20,556
Age group - 45-54 years
18,431
7,029
38.1
5,112,271
4,179,491
11,402
61.9
81.81
16,853
Age group - 55-64 years
12,498
4,692
37.5
3,432,940
2,794,657
7,806
62.5
81.77
11,465
Age group - 65+ years
10,470
4,214
40.2
2,849,314
2,346,176
6,256
59.8
80.42
9,589
Gender - Male
49,785
19,200
38.6
13,870,499
11,303,967
30,585
61.4
83.91
46,063
Gender - Female
59,949
20,646
34.4
16,659,165
13,512,937
39,303
65.6
80.05
54,371
Region - Capital cities
80,028
27,179
34.0
22,339,843
17,931,052
52,849
66.0
83.42
72,968
Region - Other metro
8,265
3,304
35.7
2,525,690
2,097,071
5,961
64.3
71.90
8,545
Region - Rural centres
10,702
4,557
42.6
2,973,095
2,490,658
6,145
57.4
78.51
9,923
Region - Other rural areas
8,927
4,418
49.5
2,461,041
2,108,076
4,509
50.5
78.28
8,229
Region - Remote areas
812
388
47.8
229,994
190,047
424
52.2
94.22
769
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
36,803
9,149
24.9
10,540,110
8,171,644
27,654
75.1
85.65
33,274
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
24,006
7,871
32.8
6,653,962
5,390,585
16,135
67.2
78.30
21,954
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
18,644
7,358
39.5
5,167,502
4,242,166
11,286
60.5
81.99
17,127
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
15,636
7,464
47.7
4,259,428
3,608,865
8,172
52.3
79.61
14,484
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
12,995
7,305
56.2
3,444,297
3,026,743
5,690
43.8
73.38
12,070

2009 figures have regard to all claims processed up to and including 30 April 2010.
Fees charged, benefits paid, and average copayments are expressed in 2009 dollars.
SE, Socio-economic.
a Only services for which the consumer contributed a co–payment are included in the calculation of the average co–payment.