Journal article

General practice registrars' clinical exposure to dermatological procedures during general practice training: a cross-sectional analysis

Er Tsing Vivian Tng, Amanda Tapley, Andrew Davey, Sally De Zwaan, Simon Morgan, Mieke van Driel, Elizabeth Holliday, Jean Ball, Nigel Catzikiris, Kim Henderson, Katie Mulquiney, Neil Spike, Rohan Kerr, Parker Magin



Australian general practitioners (GPs) commonly manage dermatological conditions requiring procedures. GP registrars have limited pre-vocational training exposure to dermatology and find skin problems challenging. We aimed to establish the prevalence, nature and associations of GP registrars' performance of skin procedures. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training cohort study. Multivariable logistic regression was used to establish associations of our outcome (skin procedures, both including and excluding cryotherapy). Independent variables included patient and doctor demographics, diagnoses/problems managed and registrars' recourse to in-co..

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Funding Acknowledgements

From 2010 to 2015, this work was supported by the participating educational organisations: General Practice Training Valley to Coast, the Victorian Metropolitan Alliance, General Practice Training Tasmania, Adelaide to Outback GP Training Program and Tropical Medicine Training which were funded by the Australian Government. From 2016, this work has been supported by an Australian Department of Health commissioned research grant and supported by GP Synergy Regional Training Organisation (which is funded by the Australian Department of Health).