How well are general practice trainees prepared for paediatric prescribing?

Isa Naina Mohamed, Michael W. Taylor, Peter J. Helms, James S. McLay

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AIMS AND METHODOLOGY: We invited 232 General Practice Trainees to complete an on-line questionnaire to assess how they rated their training for the task of paediatric prescribing and therapeutics in the community. RESULTS: Of the 166 (71%) respondents who completed the questionnaire, 26.5% recalled specific teaching about paediatric prescribing and 59.6% covering one or more relevant topic during their undergraduate years. Undertaking a paediatric post during vocational training was associated with greater prescribing confidence (P < 0.001); however, 35% of respondents were not intending to undertake such a post. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that many GP trainees perceive their paediatric prescribing training as inadequate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-373
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Education
  • General practice vocational training
  • Paediatrics
  • Prescribing
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology

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How well are general practice trainees prepared for paediatric prescribing? / Naina Mohamed, Isa; Taylor, Michael W.; Helms, Peter J.; McLay, James S.

In: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 67, No. 3, 03.2009, p. 370-373.

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Naina Mohamed, Isa ; Taylor, Michael W. ; Helms, Peter J. ; McLay, James S. / How well are general practice trainees prepared for paediatric prescribing?. In: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2009 ; Vol. 67, No. 3. pp. 370-373.
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