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Table 1 Baseline values used for the simulation model for GPs in South Australia

From: Improving the planning of the GP workforce in Australia: a simulation model incorporating work transitions, health need and service usage

Module Parameter Baseline value (2003)
Training Graduates 42
Supply In-migration 47 (from interstate or overseas)
Existing provider stock 1 789 (headcount)
1 603 (FTE)
Exit rates (temporary and permanent) See Additional file 1 for rates by age, sex and location
Work and productivity Productivity 1 760 consulting hours per FTE GP (based on 40 h per week)
Needs Population 1 529 424
Need Prevalence and incidence cases for a range of health conditions
Level of service Number of consultations per person per year by age, sex and health condition