Publication Details

Bonney, AD, Jones, SC, Phillipson, L & Iverson, DC, Preparing for an ageing population: a survey of older patients' attitudes to general practice registrars, 2010 General Practice Education and Training Convention: Clinical and Cultural Competence: Everybody's Business,p3, Australia: Australian Government General Practice Education and Training Limited.


The ageing population makes it imperative to provide appropriate training for general practice registrars (GPRs) in the community-based care of older patients. However, data suggest that older patients may be less willing to consult GPRs for chronic/complex care; adversely affecting training opportunities and potentially the satisfaction of older patients in training practices. This cross-sectional study was undertaken to investigate this concern in the Australian context and develop models of older patient-GPR interaction that are acceptable to patients.