A survey of partner notification practices among general practitioners and their use of an internet resource for partner notification for Chlamydia trachomatis.
Jane E Tomnay, Rachelle L Gebert, Christopher K Fairley
Sex Health | Published : 2006
OBJECTIVES: To determine in which circumstances Victorian general practitioners (GPs) offer chlamydia testing to patients, the attitudes of GPs in relation to contact tracing, how often GPs use a pre-printed partner letter and patient brochure and what proportion of GPs have immediate internet access in their consulting rooms. METHODS: This study involved two parts, an initial survey of a sample of GPs in Victoria and a study of GP use of a website that provided treatment guidelines, a printable client brochure and a partner letter. RESULTS: Of 418 eligible GPs, 221 (53%, 48-58%, 95% CI) returned completed surveys. Of these, 213 (97%, 93-99%, 95% CI) GPs believed that patients were largely r..View full abstract