Journal article

Acne in primary care A cross-sectional analysis

Hilary Brown, Amanda Tapley, Mieke L van Driel, Andrew R Davey, Elizabeth Holliday, Jean Ball, Simon Morgan, Irena Patsan, Katie Mulquiney, Neil Spike, Kristen FitzGerald, Parker Magin

Australian Journal of General Practice | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Acne is a common chronic condition. The aim of this study was to establish the frequency and associations of consultations for acne by early-career general practitioners (general practice registrars). METHOD: The study was a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training study. RESULTS: During 2010-18, 2234 registrars contributed data for 289,594 consultations and 453,344 problems/diagnoses. Acne comprised 0.38% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.36, 0.40) of all problems/diagnoses. Nine per cent of patients were new to the practice (odds ratio [OR] 1.82; 95% CI: 1.62, 2.05) and 61% were existing patients of the practice but new t..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The ReCEnT project was funded from 2010 to 2015 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 Medical Training, all of which were funded by the Australian Department of Health. From 2016 to 2019, ReCEnT was funded by an Australian Department of Health commissioned research grant and supported by GP Synergy Regional Training Organisation. GP Synergy is funded by the Australian Department of Health.