6 lessons for chlamydia testing in general practice

Incentive payments for GPs, computer alerts and regular feedback can be used to boost chlamydia testing rates, say Australian researchers.

Showcased at the World STI & HIV Congress in Brisbane this week, the ACCEPt trial — involving 1200 rural GPs from four states — came up with some interesting findings, including:

  1. Annual chlamydia screening rates doubled to about 20% after computer reminders, incentive payments and feedback were introduced at the participating GP clinics. Incentive payments for clinics were $5-8 per chlamydia test, with