Journal article

Clinical encounters of Australian general practice registrars with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

Allison Thomson, Simon Morgan, Peter O'Mara, Amanda Tapley, Kim Henderson, Mieke van Driel, Christopher Oldmeadow, Jean Ball, John Scott, Neil Spike, Lawrie McArthur, Parker Magin

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: General practice is central to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care, and this area is a core element of Australian general practice (GP) training. We aimed to describe the prevalence, nature and associations of GP registrar encounters with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis from a cohort study of GP registrars' clinical consultations 2010-2013. Registrars record demographic, clinical and educational details of consecutive patient encounters. Multivariable associations were tested with logistic regression. RESULTS: A total of 592 registrars contributed data from 69,188 consultations. Encounters with Aboriginal and Torres..

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