Fact sheet

Medical practitioners in rural, regional & remote Australia

Rural health Health practitioners Australia

Health workforce data is classified into five remoteness area (RA) categories, namely: Major cities (MC), Inner regional (IR), Outer regional (OR), Remote (R) and Very remote (VR). More recent data has been classified under the Modified Monash Model (MMM) classification system. The MMM categorises metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size.

Data on the numbers of medical practitioners can be obtained from the National Health Workforce Dataset.

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