About the data - Gastroscopy MBS services, 18-54 years
Data are sourced from the MBS dataset. This dataset includes information on MBS claims processed by Services Australia. It covers a wide range of services (attendances, procedures, tests) provided across primary care and hospital settings.
The dataset does not include:
- Services for publicly funded patients in hospital
- Services for patients in public outpatient clinics
- Services covered under Department of Veterans’ Affairs arrangements.
The dataset does not allow analysis by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status.
Rates are based on the number of MBS-subsidised services for gastroscopy per 100,000 people aged 18–54 years in 2018–19.
Because a record is included for each service rather than for each patient, patients who receive the service more than once in the financial year will be counted more than once.
The analysis and maps are based on the patient’s postcode recorded in their Medicare file and not the location of the service.
Rates are age and sex standardised to allow comparisons between populations with different age and sex structures.
About the Atlas and how to interpret the data visualisations
This document outlines how to interpret the data correctly and explains the limitations of the data prior to using the Atlas: