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Table 2 Comparing the estimates of the number of general practitioners in the ACT from seven sources with the number of GPs and general practices obtained from the ACT Kindergarten Screen between 2001 and 2008

From: Inequality in provider continuity for children by Australian general practitioners

Year Methods used to count numbers of GPs in the ACT
  Headcount [a] Headcount [b] Full-Time Equivalent [c] Full-Time Workload Equivalent [d] Primary Care Practitioner [e] FTE
Primary Care Practitioner
[f]
GPs and
Other Medical Practitioners
[g]
GPs
named in ACT Kindergarten Health Screen
2001 395 387 201 219     283
2002 382 376 196 212     271
2003 386 383 191 203     269
2004 374 370 187 198 398 350   253
2005 375 373 190 200     255
2006 379 381 194 208    391 274
2007 374 373 205 226    408 281
2008 383 383 208 232 371 317 413 289
  1. [a] Source: DOHA [5]. Number of GPs (major specialty at 30 June) who provided at least one MBS service (Non-referred attendance) during the year at a location within the ACT.
  2. [b] Source: DOHA [5]. Number of GPs (major specialty at 30 June) who provided at least one MBS service (Non-referred attendance) during the year with their main practice location within the ACT division of GP.
  3. [c] Source: DOHA [5]. Number of FTE GPs calculated as the proportion of MBS billing at a location in the ACT divided by the average MBS billing of full-time doctors, capped at 1.
  4. [d] Source: DOHA [5]. Number of FEW GPs calculated as the proportion of MBS billing at a location in the ACT divided by the average MBS billing of full-time doctors, not capped at 1, such that an individual GP who bills above average is counted as > 1.
  5. [e] Source AIHW [6]. Number primary care practitioners whose main field of work is clinician (includes those whose main job is not in private rooms, e.g. Acute Care Hospital, Defence, which may not be reflected in Medicare data) Note, these data are based on medical registration rather than MBS claims. AIHW compares these data with column [a]
  6. [f] Source AIHW [6]. Number FTE primary care practitioners whose main field of work is clinician (includes those whose main job is not in private rooms). Note, AIHW compares these data with column [d] http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10723
  7. [g] Source Medicare Australia [19]. Number of GPs (major specialty at 30 June) providing category 1 services (Professional Attendance) during the 3 months ending 30 June (Q2) who generate > = $1000 in fees for the quarter (Q2) with their main practice location within the ACT division of GP.