PRIVATE GENERAL PRACTICES
The table overleaf shows that private general practices in Australia employed or contracted 33,915 registered practitioners and other staff providing health care services. During the 2009-10 financial year private general practices generated total income of $6.9b of which 89.5% was from fee for service. Total expenses were $5.1b.
Operating profit before tax was $1.8b representing an operating profit margin of 27.5%.
General practitioner practices, Summary of operations
|Registered medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care services(a)(b) ||no. |
|Fee for service income(c) ||$m |
|Total income ||$m |
|Total expenses ||$m |
|Operating profit before tax ||$m |
|Operating profit margin ||% |
|^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution |
|(a) Includes persons employed and persons working on contract. |
|(b) Practitioner counts are overstated as practitioners may be employed or contracted by multiple practices. |
|(c) Excludes management fee income received by practice administration businesses. |