Primary care is often the first contact a person has with the health system and can be delivered in a range of settings, by a range of providers.

It may be provided by general practitioners (GPs) within general practice or in an aged care or community setting, by public or private service providers. Nursing care, midwifery, pharmacy, dentistry, Aboriginal health services, and allied health care are also examples of primary care services.

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Around 9 in 10 Australians saw a GP in 2021–22

The percentage of people who received a Medicare-subsidised GP service ranged from 77% to 98% across PHNs

As of July 2022, over 5,600 general practices around Australia contributed to the aggregate PIPQI data on 10 measures

Regular clients who had type 2 diabetes and a HbA1c result recorded in the previous 12 months decreased 2.3% from 2021

For the first time over 5,700 general practices around Australia contributed to this new data collection on 10 measures

49% of 45-74 years old regular clients with no CVD had 4 risk factors recorded in GP record to allow CVD risk assessment