Senate debates

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Questions on Notice

Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (Question No. 2228)

Photo of Gary HumphriesGary Humphries (ACT, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Materiel) Share this | | Hansard source

asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 2 October 2012:

For each year from 2007 to 2012 (to date), how many patients accessed the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme in the Australian Capital Territory.

Photo of Joe LudwigJoe Ludwig (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) Share this | | Hansard source

The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The number of patients from the ACT who have accessed the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme are shown in the table below.

1 Number of patients enrolled in the ACT who received treatment in the calendar year, using claims data processed to 30 September 2012. The total number of patients will not equal the sum of rows as patients may have received treatment in more than one calendar year.

2 From 1 November 2007.

3 Patients who have received treatment up to 31 August 2012.