8570.0 - Health Care Services, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/07/2011  First Issue
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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.
33 915
Fee for service income(c) $m
6 139.1
Total income $m
6 861.0
Total expenses $m
5 050.8
Operating profit before tax $m
^1 811.4
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.

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