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8570.0 - Health Care Services, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Specialist medical services >> Summary of Operations


At the end of June 2010, there were 10,105 specialist medical businesses operating in Australia. These businesses:

  • operated from 17,169 locations servicing a population of 22.3 million people at the end of June 2010;
  • employed or contracted 18,957 registered medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care;
  • generated income of $6.4b during the 2009-10 financial year;
  • incurred expenses of $4.1b in the same period;
  • generated operating profit before tax of $2.4b; and
  • generated industry value added of $4.4b.

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