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Table 3 Ideal standard of health service staff to population ratios by community size [18]

From: Describing and analysing primary health care system support for chronic illness care in Indigenous communities in Australia's Northern Territory – use of the Chronic Care Model

  AHWs Nurses Doctors
Population range Ideal staff: population ratios
> 3,000 1:350 1:500 1:1,000
1,300 – 2,999 1:250 1:450 1:1,000
800 – 1,299 1:200 1:300 1:800
400 – 799 1:100 1:200 1:600
250 – 399 1:75 1:200 1:400
75 – 249 1:75 1:150 1:400
< 75 1:50 1:150 1:400