through a reduction in modifiable risk factors such as overweight and obesity, and insufficient physical activity – risk factors that are often monitored by GPs.
of the australian population
will experience a
in their lifetime.
General practitioners are often the first port of call for people with a mental illness.
there were 158 million GP attendances, or 6.3 per person
83% of Australians aged 15 and over
reported seeing a GP in the previous 12 months.
We are training doctors at one of the highest rates in the world, yet the Australian General Practice Training Program has fallen short of its recruitment targets every year since 2017.
In 2017-18, 7% of all hospitalisations were due to 22 preventable conditions that could be managed by General Practice. This accounted for almost 3 million bed days.