4839.0.55.001 - Health Services: Patient Experiences in Australia, 2009  
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While 81% of Australians aged 15 years and over had seen a GP in the last 12 months, only 18% reported seeing a GP in this time for urgent medical care (around 2.5 million people).

Approximately 17% of men and 19% of women had seen a GP for urgent medical care in the 12 months prior to the survey. Males aged 45-54 years had the lowest rate of seeing a GP for urgent medical care, at 9% (see Table 3.2).

Across the states and territories, the proportion of people who had seen a GP for urgent medical care was lowest in NT, at 11% (see Table 3.3).

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