Undergraduate general practice attachments: implications and challenges

Thistlethwaite, Jill E., Jacobs, Harry, and Rudolphy, Steven (2005) Undergraduate general practice attachments: implications and challenges. Australian Family Physician, 34 (3). pp. 181-182.

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Abstract

[Extract] Community settings, including general practices, have become increasingly important for the delivery of medical undergraduate education in the past 20 years.1 The reasons for this are well documented and include: changing patterns of health care delivery with reduced numbers of hospital inpatients,2,3 recognition that patients in teaching hospitals are not representative of the general population,4 and an emphasis on community management of chronic disease.5 Experiences in general practice include early patient contact, learning basic clinical skills (history taking and physical examination) and enhancing knowledge of medical conditions, especially chronic disease in nonhospital settings.

Item ID: 27115
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0300-8495
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 04:54
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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