Journal article

Chlamydia testing in general practice - a survey of Victorian general practitioners

Jane S Hocking, Megan SC Lim, Janaki Vidanapathirana, Tim RH Read, Margaret Hellard

Sexual Health | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 2006

Abstract

Background: To assess the current chlamydia testing practices of Victorian general practitioners (GPs). Methods: GPs were randomly selected from the Australasian Medical Publishing Company’s national database of medical practitioners and mailed a letter of invitation asking them to complete a postal survey. Up to three postal reminders were sent to non-responders. Results: Of 421 eligible GPs, 252 (60%) returned a completed survey; 22.9% (95% CI: 17.8%, 28.6%) reported testing at least some asymptomatic patients for chlamydia each week and 26.8% (95% CI: 21.4%, 32.7%) reported that they presumptively treated patients for chlamydia without testing them at least half the time. The majority kne..

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