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8570.0 - Health Care Services, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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SELECTED OTHER HEALTH SERVICES

There were 28,571 selected other health locations in Australia at the end of June 2010. Of this number, 20,823 or around 73% were located in capital cities and suburbs. Capital city and suburban locations employed or contracted 38,724 medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care services, of whom just over 60% were female, and 70.9% of total registered medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care services in capital cities and suburbs were aged less than 46 years.

Total income and total expenses for selected other health locations in capital cities and suburbs were $6b and $5.1b respectively and accounted for over 75% of the total for Australia.

Rural locations accounted for just over 25% of total selected other health locations in Australia, while remote locations accounted for 2% of the total. Rural locations employed or contracted 10,576 medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care services, of whom just under 64% were female, and 65.2% of total registered medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care services in rural locations were aged less than 46 years. Remote locations employed or contracted 1,217 medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care services, accounting for 2.4% of the Australian total

Total income and total expenses for selected other health locations in rural areas were $1.8b and $1.4b respectively and accounted for around 22% of the total for Australia. Remote areas accounted for $170.2m and $145.8m respectively, which was 2% of total income and total expenses for Australia.





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