Background Current general practitioner shortages
need to be addressed, especially
in areas of need. This study was
designed to investigate which registrar
characteristics were associated with
retention in the field of general practice
(and in the region of training).
Discussion Regional training providers may best
be able to serve their training region
by addressing the specific needs of the
general practice registrar family unit.
Results Fifty-four percent of the cohort was
working in general practice in Tasmania
at the time of the survey. General
practice registrars were more likely to
be a GP working in Tasmania if they
were nonmedically partnered (OR 14.42,
p=0.001). They were also more likely to
be living in Tasmania if they were older
(OR 1.47, p=0.029) or nonmedically
partnered (OR 23.4, p=0.014).
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