Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 38, Issue 6, June 2009

Attitudes of WA GPs to chlamydia partner notification A survey

Donna B Mak Revle D Bangor-Jones Jenny McCloskey Levinia Crooks Lisa A Bastian Christine Dykstra Lewis J Marshall Simona R Achitei
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Partner notification is essential to interrupt transmission of sexually transmissible infections. We surveyed the attitudes to partner notification of general practitioners seeing 1–5 cases of chlamydia annually.
Although GPs believed that partner notification was important, follow up was infrequent. They believed (erroneously) that the Department of Health would routinely undertake partner notification. Printable resources for partner notification would be welcomed.
One hundred and five (53%) GPs responded. They believed automatic partner notification by the Department of Health occurred following notification (45%) or by ticking the box on the notification form (88%). Ninety-seven percent of GPs encouraged partner notification; 55% ensured it occurred. Printable resources were favoured by 90%, but use of web based resources was low. Practice nurses were seldom involved in partner notification.

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