Review of the impact of COVID-19 on medical services and procedures in Australia utilising MBS data: skin, breast and colorectal cancers, and telehealth services

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This report provides findings from an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for the months January 2020 to June 2020 to understand where changes in the number of cancer-related services have occurred, and the types of services affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The current analyses focus on changes in cancer-related diagnostic and treatment procedures for skin, breast and colorectal cancers, and selected professional attendances using MBS item numbers including the new tele-health services made available during the pandemic.

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