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General practice training in regional and rural Australia: A cross-sectional analysis of the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training study

Tapley, A, Davey, AR, van Driel, ML, Holliday, EG, Morgan, S, Mulquiney, K, Turnock, A ORCID: 0000-0002-6362-4297, Spike, NA and Magin, PJ 2020 , 'General practice training in regional and rural Australia: A cross-sectional analysis of the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training study' , Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 28 , pp. 32-41 , doi: 10.1111/ajr.12591.

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Abstract

Objective: We aimed to investigate registrar, practice and consultation characteristics associated with varying degrees of GP registrars’ practice rurality.Design: A cross-sectional analysis of 12 rounds of data collection (2010-2015) fromthe longitudinal Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training study, an ongoing, cohortstudy of Australian GP registrars. The principal analysis used was a generalised ordered logistic regression.Setting/Participants: GP registrars in training practices within five of 17 GP regional training providers in five Australian states.Main outcome measure: Degree of rurality of the practice in which the registrar undertook training terms was calculated from the practice postcode using the AustralianStandard Classification-Remoteness Area classification.Results: A total of 1161 registrars contributed data for 166 998 patient consultations(response rate 95.5%). Of these, 56.9% were in major city practices (ASGC-RA1),25.7% were in inner-regional practices (ASGC-RA2) and 17.4% were in outer-regional/rural practices (ASGC-RA3-5). Several statistically significant associations(P Conclusion: Our findings suggest that registrars are undertaking rural practice earlyin their GP training and are being exposed to a rich and challenging mix of clinicaland educational practice.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Tapley, A and Davey, AR and van Driel, ML and Holliday, EG and Morgan, S and Mulquiney, K and Turnock, A and Spike, NA and Magin, PJ
Keywords: education, interpersonal continuity of care, rurality, vocational training
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
ISSN: 1038-5282
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/ajr.12591
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