Journal article

In-consultation information and advice-seeking by Australian GP trainees from GP trainers - a cross-sectional analysis

Simon Morgan, Susan Wearne, Amanda Tapley, Kim Henderson, Chris Oldmeadow, Jean Ball, Mieke van Driel, John Scott, Neil Spike, Lawrie McArthur, Parker Magin

EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY CARE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The apprenticeship model of general practice (GP) training is based on appropriate supervision. A central component of supervision - in-consultation information-seeking of GP trainees from their trainer - has not been documented. We aimed to establish the prevalence, characteristics and associations (trainee, practice, patient and consultation) of this information-seeking. METHODS: Australian trainees recorded demographic, clinical and educational details of 60 consecutive consultations in each GP term of their training, including the rate and nature of information-seeking. RESULTS: Six-hundred and forty-five trainees contributed data for 1426 trainee-rounds, 84 723 consultatio..

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This analysis was funded by a research grant from General Practice Education and Training Ltd (GPET). GPET manages general practice training programmes on behalf of the Australian Government, including the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) programme, which provides vocational training in general practice.