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Table 3 The percentage shortage/surplus in FTE GPs for different area sizes including the surrounding areas ( n= 2,773)

From: The construction of a decision tool to analyse local demand and local supply for GP care using a synthetic estimation model

Residents class Mean FTE GP needed based on the expected demand for GP care Actual mean FTE GP supply Mean % shortage/surplus in FTE GP based on needed GP care* Postcode (n)
1,000-2,500 0.70 0.60 -18.9 553
2,500-5,000 1.58 1.67 5.89 372
5,000-7,500 2.66 2.68 -0.23 251
7,500-10,000 3.84 3.87 0.19 199
10,000-15,000 5.38 5.69 5.19 289
15,000-20,000 7.54 7.91 4.93 200
20,000-30,000 10.49 10.75 2.93 340
>30,000 25.74 28.59 9.59 569
  1. Mean percentage shortage/surplus in FTE GP = ((FTE GP - needed FTE GPs)*100)/FTE GPs needed for every postcode area including the surrounding areas.