(Commenced by members of the staff of the GP Synergy Research & Evaluation Unit prior to the formation of the Unit)
This project included a qualitative study employing one-on-one (face-to-face or telephone) interviews with GP registrars and supervisors and a thematic analysis approach. It established heterogeneity of TIA management with considerable variation from guideline recommendations. It also found that Australian guidelines may not be practicable due to variability in access to secondary-care specialists.
The results of this qualitative study triangulate with those of an analysis of registrars’ management of TIA utilizing ReCEnT data.
This project was one strand of work in Dr Andrew Davey’s Academic Registrar post research and was awarded the 2015 Australian General Practice Training ‘Registrar Research Prize’