General practice is pivotal to the success of primary health care. According to RACGP's recent benchmark report, almost 80% of people were identified having regular appointments with GP, increasing to more than 90% among those 65 and older. However, these numbers may not tell the whole story.

Though the health workforce is growing at a faster rate, increased demand for general practitioners has put pressure on the sector. The primary contributors of this pressure are due to changing demography, especially an aging population and an aging health workforce. 

General medical care comprises physical checkups, routine gynecologic care and/or birth control care, infant check-ups, medical monitoring of serious types of conditions and follow-up for minor illnesses or personal injuries. A large percentage of immediate care centers provide people with extensive urgent-medical care for many kinds of medical needs, prioritizing and streamlining treatments to serve all patients. 

The rapid triage program specifies an individual's needs to expedite urgent care correctly. General practitioners should have an extensive knowledge of clinical medicine and be competent in many vital areas. Urgent care medical centers continually focus on the promotion and upkeep of the highest degree of physical, psychological and social health of personnel in all types of occupations.