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Type: Journal article
Title: Clinical encounters of Australian general practice registrars with paediatric patients
Author: Hiscock, H.
Freed, G.
Morgan, S.
Tapley, A.
Holliday, E.
Davey, A.
Ball, J.
Van Driel, M.
Spike, N.
McArthur, L.
Magin, P.
Citation: Education for Primary Care, 2017; 28(2):75-80
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 1473-9879
1475-990X
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Harriet Hiscock, Gary Freed, Simon Morgan, Amanda Tapley, Elizabeth Holliday, Andrew Davey, Jean Ball, Mieke van Driel, Neil Spike, Lawrie McArthur and Parker Magin
Abstract: Background: Whether general practitioner (GP) registrars have adequate exposure to, and feel confident in, managing children's health during training is unknown. Objectives: To determine the prevalence and associations of GP registrars' paediatric vs. non-paediatric consultations. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis from a cohort study of Australian GP registrars' 2010-2014 consultations. Results: 889 registrars contributed details for 26,427 (21.8% (95% CI: 21.4-22.2) paediatric consultations. Paediatric patients were more likely to be male and new to the practice. Although paediatric patients were less likely to have a chronic disease (OR 0.38, 95% CI 0.36, 0.40) and presented with fewer problems (OR 0.59, 95% CI 0.57, 0.61), registrars were more likely to seek in-consultation advice (OR 1.25, 95% CI 1.19, 1.31) and generate learning goals (OR 1.12, 95% CI 1.07, 1.18) for paediatric consultations. Discussion: GP registrars appear to feel less confident in managing paediatric compared with adult consultations, suggesting an unmet training need.
Keywords: General Practice; Child Health; Referral; Consultation; Health Services; General Practice Education
Description: Published online: 10 Jan 2017
Rights: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
RMID: 1000005909
DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2016.1266697
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1068947
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