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Gonorrhoea screening in general practice: perceived barriers and strategies to improve screening rates

Graeme H Johnson and Donna B Mak
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (9): 448-449.
Published online: 6 May 2002

To the Editor: Donovan and colleagues bring attention to the restrictions placed by the Health Insurance Commission via the Medicare system on clinicians investigating patients for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).1 In their study of Sydney general practitioners, they suggested that reform was required to the three-test pathology testing rule to improve gonorrhoea screening in high-risk individuals living in a region of epidemic gonorrhoea.

  • Graeme H Johnson
  • Donna B Mak

  • Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, WA.

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