Medical Training Review Panel: fifteenth report

3GA Providers

Page last updated: 15 March 2012

Table 6.1 summarises the number of providers, as a headcount, on workforce programs and some specialised training programs under section 3GA of the Act from 2004-05 to 2010-11. Providers are identified where they have rendered a service on a fee‑for‑service basis for which claims were processed by Medicare Australia. Those only providing services to public patients in hospitals and through other publicly funded programs within the specified periods are not covered.

Further information on each of the programs is provided below.

Table 6.1: Providers on approved 3GA program placements(a), 2004–05 to 2010–11

(a) Providers have claimed through Medicare for at least one service on a valid date for the program in question.
(b) Statistics for 2004–05 and 2005–06 had regard to claims processed up to the end of October 2006.
Statistics for 2006–07 had regard to claims processed up to the end of October 2007.
Statistics for 2007–08 had regard to claims processed up to the end of September 2008.
Statistics for 2008–09 had regard to claims processed up to the end of October 2009.
Statistics for 2009–10 had regard to claims processed up to the end of October 2010.
Statistics for 2010–11 had regard to claims processed up to the end of October 2011.
(c) Not a location specific program.
(d) Based on advice from Medicare Australia, providers on Program 187 were only counted if they had an end date of 30 June 2011 and they had a service on a valid date for this program. Medicare Australia uses code 187 for 3GA and non-3GA providers.

Source: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing administrative data

Program(b)2004–05(b)2005–06(b)2006–07(b)2007–08(b)2008–09(b)2009–10(b)2010–11
194 – Approved Medical Deputising Services Program
108
141
165
206
215
272
363
197 – Approved Private Emergency Department Program
8
6
19
14
18
21
15
187 – Approved Placements for Sports Physicians Programs(c)
8
8
7
8
14
13
13
414 – Sports Physician Trainees
0
16
22
21
27
21
29
617 – Metropolitan Workforce Support Program
8
8
4
1
0
0
-
178 – Prevocational GP Placements Program
21
56
81
134
182
238
400
177 – Queensland Country Relieving Doctors Program
161
260
301
293
340
368
354
190 – Rural Locum Relief Program
660
554
551
583
657
767
890
179 – Special Approved Placement Program
7
13
14
37
49
90
159
198 – TROMPs Program
70
84
98
106
105
109
93
176 – Remote Vocational Training Scheme
10
10
13
16
26
30
36