These tables show MBS–subsidised Occupational Therapist 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 4.26 MBS–subsidised Occupational Therapist 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
3,726
340
9.1
414,704
324,432
3,386
90.9
26.66
552
Age group - 15-24 years
1,082
303
28.0
107,345
84,457
779
72.0
29.38
228
Age group - 25-34 years
1,312
456
34.8
127,272
95,851
856
65.2
36.71
299
Age group - 35-44 years
1,748
567
32.4
168,610
128,870
1,181
67.6
33.65
367
Age group - 45-54 years
1,474
563
38.2
135,372
106,453
911
61.8
31.74
318
Age group - 55-64 years
703
356
50.6
62,209
49,325
347
49.4
37.13
158
Age group - 65+ years
399
239
59.9
33,599
29,598
160
40.1
25.01
89
Gender - Male
4,936
999
20.2
515,369
405,957
3,937
79.8
27.79
844
Gender - Female
5,508
1,825
33.1
533,743
413,028
3,683
66.9
32.78
1,167
Region - Capital cities
7,446
1,478
19.8
768,096
587,116
5,968
80.2
30.33
1,337
Region - Other metro
729
430
59.0
68,060
61,501
299
41.0
21.94
164
Region - Rural centres
1,125
376
33.4
108,122
84,200
749
66.6
31.94
259
Region - Other rural areas
1,082
519
48.0
97,797
80,852
563
52.0
30.10
236
Region - Remote areas
62
21
33.9
7,037
5,316
41
66.1
41.97
15
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
3,424
96
2.8
383,285
281,994
3,328
97.2
30.44
561
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
2,191
702
32.0
212,674
172,091
1,489
68.0
27.26
414
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
1,922
464
24.1
196,970
149,385
1,458
75.9
32.64
447
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
1,759
956
54.3
159,238
133,100
803
45.7
32.55
367
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
1,082
591
54.6
89,800
77,206
491
45.4
25.65
206

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 4.27 MBS–subsidised Occupational Therapist 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
9,886
1,127
11.4
1,058,762
826,120
8,759
88.6
26.56
1,287
Age group - 15-24 years
2,057
1,051
51.1
178,611
152,670
1,006
48.9
25.79
465
Age group - 25-34 years
2,207
757
34.3
216,223
160,956
1,450
65.7
38.12
453
Age group - 35-44 years
2,788
1,026
36.8
261,972
205,225
1,762
63.2
32.21
582
Age group - 45-54 years
2,489
1,107
44.5
229,290
183,903
1,382
55.5
32.84
500
Age group - 55-64 years
1,239
578
46.7
112,997
90,418
661
53.3
34.16
278
Age group - 65+ years
527
349
66.2
41267
37,394
178
33.8
21.75
136
Gender - Male
10,769
2,156
20.0
1,107,737
871,754
8,613
80.0
27.40
1,635
Gender - Female
10,424
3,839
36.8
991,385
784,931
6,585
63.2
31.35
2,066
Region - Capital cities
15,052
2,899
19.3
1,542,167
1,184,265
12,153
80.7
29.45
2,384
Region - Other metro
1,804
1,282
71.1
154,946
137,917
522
28.9
32.62
424
Region - Rural centres
2,605
1,035
39.7
242,796
198,472
1,570
60.3
28.23
549
Region - Other rural areas
1,629
744
45.7
144,892
125,047
885
54.3
22.42
319
Region - Remote areas
103
35
34.0
14,322
10,984
68
66.0
49.08
25
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
7,395
464
6.3
813,242
604,452
6,931
93.7
30.12
1,056
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
4,288
1,378
32.1
418,276
336,676
2,910
67.9
28.04
786
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
3,457
1,093
31.6
336,818
265,377
2,364
68.4
30.22
699
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
3,481
1,769
50.8
315,812
265,723
1,712
49.2
29.26
684
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
2,364
1,270
53.7
193,895
168,396
1,094
46.3
23.31
451

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 4.28 MBS–subsidised Occupational Therapist 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
16,177
1,913
11.8
1,678,965
1,322,343
14,264
88.2
25.00
2,094
Age group - 15-24 years
2,470
1,263
51.1
211,049
182,276
1,207
48.9
32.12
556
Age group - 25-34 years
2,548
905
35.5
247,783
185,196
1,643
64.5
38.09
542
Age group - 35-44 years
3,456
1,163
33.7
323,573
254,615
2,293
66.3
30.07
737
Age group - 45-54 years
2,888
1,310
45.4
267,539
211,436
1,578
54.6
35.55
623
Age group - 55-64 years
1,692
901
53.3
152,163
122,111
791
46.7
37.99
364
Age group - 65+ years
785
572
72.9
62,976
56,949
213
27.1
28.30
187
Gender - Male
16,417
3,199
19.5
1,645,683
1,305,412
13,218
80.5
25.74
2,437
Gender - Female
13,599
4,828
35.5
1,308,366
1,029,515
8,771
64.5
31.79
2,666
Region - Capital cities
22,603
4,230
18.7
2,287,488
1,782,136
18,373
81.3
27.51
3,491
Region - Other metro
2,329
1,782
76.5
196,797
174,935
547
23.5
39.97
549
Region - Rural centres
2,940
1,017
76.5
196,797
174,935
547
23.5
39.97
549
Region - Other rural areas
2,018
959
47.5
178,011
148,696
1,059
52.5
27.68
438
Region - Remote areas
126
39
31.0
16,174
11,357
87
69.0
55.38
31
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
11,306
747
6.6
1,229,195
931,617
10,559
93.4
28.18
1,647
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
6.162
1,945
31.6
586,369
473,610
4,217
68.4
26.74
1,050
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
4,899
1,545
31.5
471,460
369,847
3,354
68.5
30.30
969
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
4,230
2,056
48.6
372,718
312,108
2,174
51.4
27.88
799
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
3,091
1,728
55.9
258,344
222,180
1,363
44.1
26.53
595

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.