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Notice given 23 April 2003

1410  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) What is the percentage of bulk-billed general practitioner (GP) unreferred attendances (vocationally registered and non-vocationally registered): (a) by federal electorates for the March 2003 quarter (due for release May 2003); and (b) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ statistical local areas for the March 2003 quarter.

(2) For the most recent period collected, what is the average and median Medicare Benefit Schedule rebate received by GPs with vocationally registered provider numbers for unreferred attendances in: (a) each statistical local area; (b) federal electorates; and (c) across outer-urban, regional and metropolitan areas, by State.

(3) What is the average and median total payment received by GPs with vocationally registered provider numbers for unreferred attendances in: (a) each statistical local area; (b) federal electorates; and (c) across outer-urban, regional and metropolitan areas, by State.