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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Page: 8722

Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme

(Question No. 2228)


Senator Humphries asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 2 October 2012:

For each year from 2007 to 2012 (to date), how many patients accessed the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme in the Australian Capital Territory.


Senator Ludwig: The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The number of patients from the ACT who have accessed the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme are shown in the table below.

Year

Number of Patients1

20072

15

2008

262

2009

958

2010

2,003

2011

3,249

20123

2,677

 

1 Number of patients enrolled in the ACT who received treatment in the calendar year, using claims data processed to 30 September 2012. The total number of patients will not equal the sum of rows as patients may have received treatment in more than one calendar year.

2 From 1 November 2007.

3 Patients who have received treatment up to 31 August 2012.