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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 101,725 locations providing medical and health related services in Australia. Of this total, 76,925 or 75.6% were located in capital cities and suburbs, servicing a population of 15.3m, 23,122 or 22.7% were in rural areas, servicing a population of 6.4m and just 1,678 or 1.6% were located in remote areas, servicing a population of 502,800. These proportions were consistent across the key data items of employed or contracted registered medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care, total income and total expenses, with the greatest share of these respective items in capital cities and suburbs.

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