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HIV case loads of Australian GPs. Results of the national survey.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australian family physician
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
9
Pages
966–970
Identifiers
PMID: 10561903
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Some GPs have never been consulted by an HIV positive patient, some have no current cases, others have either low or higher case loads. GPs in the first two categories had difficulty maintaining interests and skills in HIV. Those with low case loads recognised limitations in HIV management, relying on the skills of consultants or specialist GPs, and rationalizing CME time according to their current patients. GPs with higher case loads tended to manage full care of their HIV positive patients, to be authorized s100 prescribers, to be members of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, to have attended an HIV specific CME course, and to practise in an inner urban area.

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