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8570.0 - Health Care Services, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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At the end of June 2010, there were 61,651 registered medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care employed or working on contract in general practice medical businesses. Just under 60% of this number consisted of registered general practitioners with male practitioners accounting for 64% (or 23,289) of this total. Of total general practitioners the overwhelming majority (88.9%) were vocationally registered.

There were 10,981 registered nurses working in general practice medical businesses with female nurses accounting for 94.5% of the total. A further 14,280 registered practitioners and other persons providing direct health care, other than general practitioners or nurses worked in general practice medical businesses. This indicates the presence of multi-disciplinary medical clinics.

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