These table show MBS–subsidised General Psychologist 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 4.23 MBS–subsidised General Psychologist 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
73,143
18,365
25.1
8,268,981
6,322,108
54,778
74.9
35.54
16,870
Age group - 15-24 years
133,215
41,415
31.1
14,440,403
11,124,289
91,800
68.9
36.12
29,853
Age group - 25-34 years
215,405
64,284
29.8
23,418,606
17,725,113
151,121
70.2
37.68
45,282
Age group - 35-44 years
247,651
77,390
31.2
26,688,696
20,709,768
170,261
68.8
35.12
50,597
Age group - 45-54 years
195,653
68,969
35.3
20,550,882
16,223,612
126,684
64.7
34.16
39,362
Age group - 55-64 years
109,585
42,227
38.5
11,254,480
8,995,394
67,358
61.5
33.54
22,539
Age group - 65+ years
41,004
19,457
47.5
4,035,750
3,403,019
21,547
52.5
29.37
9,460
Gender - Male
333,841
118,407
35.5
35,539,579
27,798,243
215,434
64.5
35.93
72.528
Gender - Female
681,815
213,700
31.3
73,118,220
56,705,061
468,115
68.7
35.06
141,435
Region - Capital cities
701,278
206,856
29.5
76,993,815
58,773,026
494,422
70.5
36.85
142,074
Region - Other metro
95,555
36,077
37.8
9,839,473
7,873,818
59,478
62.2
33.05
21,321
Region - Rural centres
125,330
46,889
37.4
12,564,956
10,208,978
78,441
62.6
30.04
28,959
Region - Other rural areas
88,399
39,854
45.1
8,760,030
7,230,969
48,545
54.9
31.50
20,294
Region - Remote areas
5,094
2,431
47.7
499,524
416,514
2,663
52.3
31.17
1,315
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
317,066
58,397
18.4
37,146,500
27,200,678
258,669
81.6
38.45
61,184
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
236,506
71,270
30.1
25,377,956
19,562,762
165,236
69.9
35.19
49,883
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
189,983
68,481
36,0
19,581,846
15,578,844
121,502
64.0
32.95
42,046
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
156,494
70,099
44.8
15,485,690
12,760,663
86,395
55.2
31.54
34,756
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
108,097
61,949
57.3
10,202,426
8,751,924
46,148
42.7
31.43
24,607

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 4.24 MBS–subsidised General Psychologist 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
111,445
35,858
32.2
12,349,168
9,584,014
75,587
67.8
36.58
24,695
Age group - 15-24 years
182,759
68,601
37.5
19,216,324
15,029,609
114,158
62.5
36.67
40,892
Age group - 25-34 years
286,413
99,430
34.7
30,500,189
23,201,264
186,983
65.3
39.04
59,932
Age group - 35-44 years
341,382
125,195
36.7
35,792,979
28,111,948
216,187
63.3
35.53
68,214
Age group - 45-54 years
266,491
108,528
40.7
27,258,986
21,736,694
157,963
59.3
34.96
52,586
Age group - 55-64 years
153,110
68,175
44.5
15,285,826
12,359,460
84,935
55.5
34.45
30,617
Age group - 65+ years
58,885
31,747
53.9
5,605,314
4,806,928
27,138
46.1
29.42
12,849
Gender - Male
467,439
192,368
41.2
48,533,153
38,391,953
275,071
58.8
36,87
99,953
Gender - Female
933,046
345,166
37.0
97,475,634
76,437,964
587,880
63.0
35.79
189,832
Region - Capital cities
956,879
330,158
34.5
102,710,830
79,086,199
626,721
65.5
37.70
190,092
Region - Other metro
130,706
57,538
44.0
13,137,963
10,667,498
73,168
56.0
33.76
28,114
Region - Rural centres
177,713
65,321
51.1
12,264,371
10,264,775
62,426
48.9
32.03
28,890
Region - Other rural areas
127,747
65,321
51.1
12,264,371
10,264,775
62,426
48.9
32.03
28,890
Region - Remote areas
7,440
3,528
47.4
727,564
599,580
3,912
52.6
32.72
1,800
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
417,840
89,136
21.3
48,396,809
35,448,605
328,704
78.7
39.39
79,915
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
323,266
115,758
35.8
33,981,896
26,461,066
207,508
64.2
36.24
66,999
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
265,635
114,253
43.0
26,431,328
21,411,301
151,382
57.0
33.16
57,251
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
222,017
114,477
51.6
21,291,761
17,818,705
107,540
48.4
32.30
48,676
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
158,695
99,716
62.8
14,464,629
12,599,025
58,979
37.2
31.63
34,460

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 4.25 MBS–subsidised General Psychologist 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
157,180
59,493
37.9
17,346,202
13,628,812
97,687
62.1
38.05
33,821
Age group - 15-24 years
232,008
100,031
43.1
24,151,758
19,190,442
131,977
56.9
37.59
50,365
Age group - 25-34 years
340,826
132,233
38.8
36,164,645
27,746,678
208,593
61.2
40.36
69,956
Age group - 35-44 years
405,741
164,388
40.5
42,550,183
33,696,931
241,353
59.5
36.68
79,768
Age group - 45-54 years
324,080
146,448
45.2
32,936,919
26,553,214
177,632
54.8
35.94
62,482
Age group - 55-64 years
189,011
92,845
49.1
18,719,956
15,313,383
96,166
50.9
35.42
36,422
Age group - 65+ years
73,244
42,095
57.5
6,943,745
6,002,911
31,149
42.5
30.20
15,603
Gender - Male
597,111
271,533
45.5
61,862,438
49,445,621
325,578
54.5
38.14
124,498
Gender - Female
1,124,979
466,000
41.4
116,950,971
92,686,749
658,979
58.6
36.82
223,919
Region - Capital cities
1,163,631
448,150
38.5
124,797,302
97,008,871
715,481
61.5
38.84
226.362
Region - Other metro
161,048
81,466
50.6
15,860,421
13,113,257
79,582
49.4
34.52
34,289
Region - Rural centres
223,399
112,662
50.4
21,469,513
17,916,499
110,737
49.6
32.09
49,872
Region - Other rural areas
164,428
90,367
55.0
15,750,330
13,321,411
74,061
45.0
32.80
35,689
Region - Remote areas
9,575
4,888
51.0
934,553
771,615
4,687
49.0
34.76
2,203
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
497,981
125,993
25.3
57,783,944
42,703,503
371,988
74.7
40.54
93,188
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
400,288
158,158
39.5
42,106,975
33,084,190
242,130
60.5
37.26
80,727
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
329,472
157,938
47.9
32,601,040
26,676,902
171,534
52.1
34.54
69,447
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
275,102
151,783
55.2
26,198,631
22,144,763
123,319
44.8
32.87
58,931
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
202,815
137,944
68.0
18,321,675
16,153,821
64,871
32.0
33.42
42,897

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.