8 ways Australia's GP workforce has changed in a decade
The GP workforce has changed profoundly in numbers and make-up in the past decade, Department of Health figures reveal.
- There are now 57% more GPs than there were a decade ago (The number of full service equivalent* GPs increased from 14,573 in 2004/05 to 22,005 in 2014/15.).
- Ratio of GPs to patients has also increased (The number of GPs per 100,000 population increased from 72.2 to 91.9).
- Individual GPs are seeing fewer patients (The number of non-referred attendances per GP decreased from 6513 to 6186).
- GPs' Medicare claims have increased (The non-referred