These tables show MBS–subsidised GP Mental Health Treatment 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 4.11 MBS–subsidised GP Mental Health Treatment 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
37,499
35,617
95.0
5,344,639
5,317,499
1,882
5.0
14.42
31,251
Age group - 15-24 years
141,783
131,455
92.7
17,256,306
17,070,804
10,328
7.3
17.96
92,869
Age group - 25-34 years
216,636
196,513
90.7
25,785,713
25,404,928
20,123
9.3
18.92
132,666
Age group - 35-44 years
241,846
217,870
90.1
28,322,364
27,879,131
23,976
9.9
18.49
143,485
Age group - 45-54 years
193,349
174,877
90.4
22,291,000
21,947,281
18,472
9.6
18.61
112,444
Age group - 55-64 years
114,263
104,916
91.8
12,978,517
12,807,179
9,347
8.2
18.33
66,806
Age group - 65+ years
67,121
64,662
96.3
7,246,742
7,209,401
2,459
3.7
15.19
39,346
Gender - Male
354,266
327,564
92.5
41,611,833
41,115,053
26,702
7.5
18.60
217,822
Gender - Female
658,231
598,346
90.9
77,613,449
76,521,169
59,885
9.1
18.24
401,045
Region - Capital cities
675,183
613,288
90.8
79,552,575
78,374,482
61,895
9.2
19.03
409,726
Region - Other metro
57,452
81,196
92.8
10,476,891
10,380,765
6,256
7.2
15.37
54,412
Region - Rural centres
138,762
129,152
93.1
16,139,201
15,983,576
9,610
6.9
16.19
83,886
Region - Other rual areas
101,344
93,294
92.1
11,959,159
11,820,058
8,050
7.9
17.28
64,583
Region - Remote areas
9,755
8,979
92.0
1,097,385
1,077,271
776
8.0
25.92
6,259
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
270,528
237,200
87.7
32,780,880
32,113,342
33,328
12.3
20.03
166,993
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
215,557
195,774
90.8
25,642,383
25,276,265
19,783
9.2
18.51
133,250
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
210,530
194,872
92.6
24,559,732
24,289,700
15,658
7.4
17.25
127,172
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
176,246
165,617
94.0
20,308,767
20,144,423
10,629
6.0
15.46
106,734
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
130,754
124,709
95.4
14,893,403
14,799,999
6,045
4.6
15.45
79,550

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 4.12 MBS–subsidised GP Mental Health Treatment 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
56,220
53,857
95.8
7,670,304
7,630,167
2,363
4.2
16.99
46,406
Age group - 15-24 years
193,005
180,409
93.5
22,303,661
22,064,837
12,596
6.5
18.96
123,855
Age group - 25-34 years
286,000
262,145
91.7
32,155,769
31,683,779
23,855
8.3
19.79
170,806
Age group - 35-44 years
322,607
293,850
91.1
35,547,359
34,997,323
28,757
8.9
19.13
185,370
Age group - 45-54 years
260,501
238,298
91.5
28,157,446
27,732,408
22,203
8.5
19.14
146,845
Age group - 55-64 years
159,750
147,634
92.4
16,987,055
16,758,530
12,116
7.6
18.86
89,980
Age group - 65+ years
96,942
93,496
96.4
9,704,997
9,652,395
3,446
3.6
15.26
54,479
Gender - Male
481,768
448,974
93.2
53,649,310
53,012,556
32,794
6.8
19.42
290,608
Gender - Female
893,257
820,715
91.9
98,877,281
97,506,882
75,542
8.1
18.89
527,130
Region - Capital cities
909,805
833,299
91.6
100,807,836
99,305,188
76,506
8.4
19.64
536,955
Region - Other metro
119,557
112,102
93.8
13,555,639
13,431,272
7,455
6.2
16.68
72,338
Region - Rural centres
191,004
180,311
94.4
20,972,981
20,787,335
10,693
5.6
17.36
112,733
Region - Other rual areas
141,915
132,217
93.2
15,798,436
15,628,171
9,698
6.8
17.56
87,387
Region - Remote areas
12,744
11,760
92.3
1,391,699
1,367,472
984
7.7
24.62
8,325
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
354,485
313,050
88.3
40,409,732
39,555,105
41,435
11.7
20.63
213,745
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
294,823
270,923
91.9
32,931,880
32,473,943
23,900
8.1
19.16
176,150
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
287,966
269,506
93.6
31,601,994
31,268,046
18,460
6.4
18.09
168,322
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
241,730
228,896
94.7
26,363,530
26,156,653
12,834
5.3
16.12
142,999
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
181,642
174,465
96.0
19,626,105
19,510,225
7,177
4.0
16.15
108,181

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 4.13 MBS–subsidised GP Mental Health Treatment 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
75,669
72,511
95.8
10,284,762
10,224,039
3,158
4.2
19.23
61,963
Age group - 15-24 years
239,772
225,227
93.9
27,426,660
27,140,360
14,545
6.1
19.68
150,664
Age group - 25-34 years
335,292
308,327
92.0
37,402,951
36,825,475
26,965
8.0
21.42
197,275
Age group - 35-44 years
382,615
350,443
91.6
41,772,475
41,114,951
32,172
8.4
20.44
216,295
Age group - 45-54 years
311,497
285,836
91.8
33,263,395
32,748,785
25,661
8.2
20.05
171,963
Age group - 55-64 years
194,617
180,030
92.5
20,411,374
20,121,801
14,587
7.5
19.85
107,041
Age group - 65+ years
120,072
115,896
96.5
11,866,127
11,796,022
4,176
3.5
16.79
66,635
Gender - Male
590,477
552,113
93.5
65,363,915
64,576,007
38,364
6.5
20.54
351,621
Gender - Female
1,069,057
986,157
92.2
117,063,829
115,395,427
82,900
7.8
20.13
620,215
Region - Capital cities
1,083,592
995,644
91.9
119,022,979
117,180,195
87,948
8.1
20.94
629,356
Region - Other metro
149,805
141,200
94.3
16,670,603
16,529,784
8,605
5.7
16.36
88,461
Region - Rural centres
233,918
221,594
94.7
25,544,221
25,305,404
12,324
5.3
19.38
136,679
Region - Other rual areas
175,437
164,254
93.6
19,387,835
19,184,372
11,183
6.4
18.19
106,479
Region - Remote areas
16,766
15,563
92.8
1,800,360
1,769,230
1,203
7.2
25.88
10,853
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
418,066
370,147
88.5
47,246,171
46,195,454
47,919
11.5
21.93
247,452
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
361,215
333,815
92.4
39,916,145
39,347,585
27,400
7.6
20.75
211,256
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
344,143
323,437
94.0
37,487,756
37,094,798
20,706
6.0
18.98
199,709
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
295,089
279,835
94.8
31,914,125
31,652,775
15,254
5.2
17.13
172,162
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
222,533
214,443
96.4
23,841,978
23,705,075
8,090
3.6
16.92
130,682

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.