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GP Registrar Confidence in Paediatrics by Australian Journal of General Practice

Short summary: Sydney Child Health Program associated with greater levels of confidence in managing paediatric patients.

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Are we preparing Victorian general practice registrars to be confident in all aspects of primary care paediatrics?

Research Paper, Vol. 49, Issue 11, November 2020 | Authors: Suzannah Williames, Meredith Temple-Smith, Patty Chondros, Neil Spike, Angelina Salamone, Parker Magin, Harriet Hiscock, Lena Sanci

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Predominantly hospital-based prevocational paediatric training offers limited exposure to – and, thus, confidence in managing behavioural, mental health and developmental issues.

Recently published by the AJGP, the aim of this study was to explore associations between prevocational paediatric experiences of general practice registrars and their confidence in providing paediatric care in the general practice setting.

1 in 5 GP trainees reported feeling very low confidence in managing paediatric patients overall. Trainees who studied the Sydney Child Health Program were associated with greater levels of confidence in managing paediatric patients.

Figure 1: Victorian general practice registrars’ confidence by age group. Image credits: AJGP

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