Journal article

Prevalence and associations of prescribing of long-acting reversible contraception by general practitioner registrars: a secondary analysis of ReCEnT data

Rachel Turner, Amanda Tapley, Sally Sweeney, Andrew Davey, Elizabeth Holliday, Mieke van Driel, Kim Henderson, Jean Ball, Simon Morgan, Neil Spike, Kristen FitzGerald, Parker Magin



OBJECTIVE: Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is the most effective form of contraception but use in Australia is low. Uptake of LARC prescribing by early-career general practitioners (GPs) has important implications for community reproductive health. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and associations of Australian GP registrars' LARC prescribing. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) cohort study 2010-2017. GP registrars collected data on 60 consecutive consultations on three occasions during their training. The outcome factor was prescription of LARC (compared with non-LARC). A secondary analysis was performed with probl..

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Funding Acknowledgements

During the data collection period 2010 to 2015, funding of the ReCEnT study was by the participating educational organisations: General Practice Training Valley to Coast, the Victorian Metropolitan Alliance, General Practice Training Tasmania, Tropical Medicine Training, and Adelaide to Outback GP Training Program. These organisations were funded by the Australian Department of Health. Since 2016, the ReCEnT study is funded by an Australian Commonwealth Department of Health Commissioned Research Grant, and supported by GP Synergy, the general practice Regional Training Organization for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. GP Synergy is funded by the Australian Department of Health. This particular project is supported by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with funding from the Australian Government under the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program. The funders had no role in study design, collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of the report; and the decision to submit the report for publication.