Missed opportunities - Low levels of chlamydia retesting at Australian general practices, 2008-2009

Anna L Bowring, Maelenn Gouillou, Rebecca Guy, Fabian YS Kong, Jane Hocking, Marie Pirotta, Clare Heal, Tom Brett, Basil Donovan, Margaret Elena Hellard

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Abstract

A high proportion of 16-29-year-olds re-attended general practices in the recommended retest periods, but retesting rates were low and multiple missed opportunities were common. The findings highlight the need for strategies such as electronic clinician prompts, patient recall systems and promotion of retesting guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330 - 334
Number of pages5
JournalSexually Transmitted Infections
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Bowring, A. L., Gouillou, M., Guy, R., Kong, F. YS., Hocking, J., Pirotta, M., Heal, C., Brett, T., Donovan, B., & Hellard, M. E. (2012). Missed opportunities - Low levels of chlamydia retesting at Australian general practices, 2008-2009. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(5), 330 - 334. https://doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2011-050422