No need to revamp GP training, says College

The RACGP has poured cold water on suggestions that GP supervision needs revamping following claims that registrars may be “over-ordering” pathology tests.

The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, found that registrars increased their rate of pathology ordering by 11% for each of the four GP training terms.

The authors noted that registrars had a “large degree of clinical independence” and perhaps they needed greater access to supervisor advice in the later stages of their training.

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