An extra $200K would lure GPs to work in the bush

The report, based on a survey of almost 4000 GPs, sought to determine the level of compensation required to convince city GPs to accept a range of offers to move to a variety of rural and remote practice settings.

Researchers said the data indicated 65% of respondents would not quit their current position for any of the country jobs on offer.

“For the ‘least attractive’ rural job according to our attributes, we estimate that a minimum of $237,002 additional annual earnings would be required to pay the average GP,” wrote researchers.

The 'least attractive’ rural scenario was defined