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Type: Journal article
Title: Problems managed by Australian general practice trainees: results from the ReCEnT (Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training) study
Author: Morgan S, Henderson K, Tapley A, Scott J, Thomson A, Spike N,
McArthur, L.
Citation: Education for Primary Care, 2014; 25(3):140-148
Publisher: Radcliffe Medical Press
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 1473-9879
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Simon Morgan, Kim Henderson, Amanda Tapley, John Scott, Allison Thomson, Neil Spike, Lawrie McArthur, Mieke van Driel and Parker Magin
Abstract: Background: Previous studies have found that general practitioner (GP) trainees (registrars) see a different spectrum of clinical problems compared to trainers, including less chronic disease and more acute minor illness. Our aim was to describe the case mix of first-term Australian GP trainees. Methods: This was a cross-sectional analysis of trainee consultations. Descriptive analyses were used to report patient demographics and the number and type of problems managed. Results: Two-hundred-and-three trainees provided data on 36 182 consultations and 55 740 pr oblems. Overall, 60.7% of patients seen were female and 56.2% were new to the trainee. Trainees managed a mean of 154.1 problems per 100 encounters. Problems managed most commonly were respiratory (23.9 per 100 encounters), general/unspecified (21.8) and skin (16.4). New problems comprised 51.5% of the total, and 22.4% of problems were chronic diseases.
Keywords: General practice training; medical education; patient case-mix
Rights: © 2014 Radcliffe Publishing Limited
RMID: 0030070394
DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2014.11494264
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