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PORRIGE - a cohort study of general practice registrars


Nelson, M and Bunyard, J and Quinn, SJ and Williams, D, PORRIGE - a cohort study of general practice registrars, Australian Family Physician, 40, (3) pp. 138-141. ISSN 0300-8495 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Background Current general practitioner shortages need to be addressed, especially in areas of need. This study was designed to investigate which registrar characteristics were associated with retention in the field of general practice (and in the region of training). Method The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of people who entered general practice training in Tasmania from 19952005, and included a crosssectional survey conducted between November 2008 and April 2009 that assessed the association between baseline characteristics and current field of practice and practice location. Results Fifty-four percent of the cohort was working in general practice in Tasmania at the time of the survey. General practice registrars were more likely to be a GP working in Tasmania if they were nonmedically partnered (OR 14.42, p=0.001). They were also more likely to be living in Tasmania if they were older (OR 1.47, p=0.029) or nonmedically partnered (OR 23.4, p=0.014). Discussion Regional training providers may best be able to serve their training region by addressing the specific needs of the general practice registrar family unit.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:general practice, manpower; research, questionnaires; rural health; career mobility
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Primary health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nelson, M (Professor Mark Nelson)
UTAS Author:Bunyard, J (Ms Julie Bunyard)
UTAS Author:Quinn, SJ (Dr Stephen Quinn)
UTAS Author:Williams, D (Dr Danielle Williams)
ID Code:73188
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2011-09-20
Last Modified:2012-03-26

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