Medicare Benefits Schedule

Spending trends and projections

Report no. 04/2015


The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) represents a large and rapidly growing component of Australian Government spending.  This report examines the main factors contributing to the growth in Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) spending over the past two decades, including the impact of Government policy changes.  It provides projections of MBS spending over the next decade based on current policy settings.

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Date issued: 25 November 2015