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Where should I set up a general practice?

If you are planning to set up your own general practice, the best location would be one that is in need of more doctors. There will be more patient demand and less competition from general practice providers. If you wish to start a practice in your local neighbourhood, you will need to conduct research about the local population and the current medical services providers operating in the area to determine the viability of your practice. Like any new business, a general practice cannot exist without a client base; in this case, the patients.

Areas in need of more doctors tend to be rural and remote locations, but there may also be possibilities in metropolitan areas.

Visit Doctor Connect, an Australian Government website, for more information about areas in need of doctors, or check your state government’s website.

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