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Notice given 24 October 2003

2325  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) What is the percentage of bulk-billed general practitioner (GP) unreferred attendances (by vocational registration (VR)/non-VR and total) in each federal electorate for the September 2003 quarter.

(2) For the most recent period collected, what is the average Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebate received and fee charged by full-time equivalent GPs with VR provider numbers for unreferred attendances in: (a) federal electorates; (b) across outer-urban, regional and metropolitan areas by each state; and (c) across rural, remote and metropolitan areas (RRMA).

(3) For the most recent period collected, what is the number of VR/non-VR GPs by decile percentage of: (a) services bulk-billed; and (b) services bulk-billed in RRMA 1.

(4) For the most recent period collected, what is the average MBS value per capita by residents in each electorate.