Journal article

Narrative review of the barriers and facilitators to chlamydia testing in general practice

Anna Yeung, Meredith Temple-Smith, Christopher Fairley, Jane Hocking

Australian Journal of Primary Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2015

Abstract

As the cornerstone of Australian primary health care, general practice is a setting well suited for regular chlamydia testing but testing rates remain low. This review examines the barriers and facilitators to chlamydia testing in general practice. Six databases--Medline, PubMed, Meditext, PsycInfo, Scopus and Web of Science--were used to identify peer-reviewed publications that addressed barriers and facilitators to chlamydia testing in general practice using the following terms: 'chlamydia test*', 'STI test*' 'general practice', 'primary care', 'family medicine', 'barriers', 'facilitators' and 'enablers' from 1997 until November 2013. Data about the study design and key findings were extra..

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