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Table 2 Health services: data source, date and number of health services collected

From: Comparing private and public transport access to diabetic health services across inner, middle, and outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia

Type of health service Health service Data source Data collection date Number of services geo-coded
Primary Dieticians Victoria Health Services Directory 2015 n = 457 (Melbourne’s LGA’s and LGA’s adjacent to Melbourne)
Primary GPs Victoria Health Services Directory 2012 n = 1818 (across all of Victoria)
Primary Optometry Axiom business points from Pitney Bowes 2014 n = 853 (across all of Victoria)
Primary Pharmacy Axiom business points from Pitney Bowes 2014 n = 1930 (across all of Victoria)
Primary Podiatry Victoria Health Services Directory 2015 N = 221 (across all of Victoria)
Primary Physiotherapy Axiom business points from Pitney Bowes 2014 n = 919 (across all of Victoria)
Secondary Diabetic educators Australian Diabetes Education Association 2015 n = 213 (services included within a 200 km radius from Melbourne’s CBD)
Secondary Endocrinologists Victoria Health Services Directory 2015 n = 132 (Melbourne’s LGA’s and LGA’s adjacent to Melbourne)