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Table 3 Primary health care provision indicators in study countries

From: Provision of chlamydia testing, and training of primary health care staff about chlamydia testing, across four European countries

  England Estonia France Sweden
Number of general practitioners premises/surgeries 8230 in England 802 59 838 GPs registered in private practices 5000
  70 per 100 000 62 per 100 000 92 per 100 000 53 per 100 000
Main type of GP services Small group practices: typically 2–3 GPs and nurses (45%); larger ones 5–9 GPs and 3–4 nurses (38%) Single handed practices (70%); small group practices (20%); 1–2 nurses Small group practices (54%), others single handed. Medium size practices: 4–5 GPs, 10 nurses, 2 lab technicians, one social worker
  No nurses  
Is training for sexually transmitted disease care (during residency) mandatory for GPs? Not mandatory, but GPs studying it must meet key competencies Yes (but extremely limited) No No, but often done
Proportion of people aged 16–24 visiting GP per year 75% female, 63% male% [26] 71% [27] 75% [28] 60%*
  1. *Local County Statistics (in Swedish).