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Prevalence and Associations of General Practice Registrars' Management of Impetigo: A Cross-Sectional Analysis From the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) Study

Hilary Gorges, Clare Heal, Mieke van Driel, Amanda Tapley, Joshua Davis, Andrew Davey, Elizabeth Holliday, Jean Ball, Nashwa Najib, Neil Spike, Kristen Fitzgerald, Parker Magin



Background: Impetigo is a mild bacterial skin infection of childhood that is usually managed empirically in primary care. Objective: To establish the prevalence and associations of impetigo in general practice (GP) registrars' consultations. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) study data. Results: Impetigo was managed in 0.24% of problems and 0.43% of consultations. Patient variables associated with impetigo presentations were younger age and impetigo as a new problem, while patients with non-English-speaking backgrounds were less likely to present with impetigo. Associated registrar variables were being new to the registrar and practic..

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Funding Acknowledgements

During the data collection period 2010 to 2015, funding of the ReCEnT study was by the participating educational organizations: 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 organizations were funded by the Australian Government. From 2016-2019, the ReCEnT study was funded by an Australian Government 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 Government.