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Table 2 Mean annual number of services, total cost, benefits paid, and out-of-pocket cost by manual therapy profession in Australia during 2008–2012 and 2013–2017

From: Service utilisation trends in the manual therapy professions within the Australian private healthcare setting between 2008 and 2017

  Chiropractic Osteopathy Physiotherapy Total
2008–2012
 Number of services 8,843,123 608,661 8,688,070 18,139,854
 Total cost $499,262,656 $50,005,462 $574,407,353 $1,123,675,471
 Benefits paid $254,685,115 $22,399,268 $290,222,043 $567,306,426
 Out-of-pocket cost $244,577,541 $27,606,195 $284,185,310 $556,369,045
2013–2017
 Number of services 9,572,967 922,831 11,081,203 21,577,001
 Total cost $564,209,658 $78,288,323 $786,983,304 $1,429,481,285
 Benefits paid $294,756,234 $31,985,334 $396,383,823 $723,125,391
 Out-of-pocket cost $269,453,424 $46,302,990 $390,599,481 $706,355,895