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Table 3 Partner notification practices and resources

From: What needs to change to increase chlamydia screening in general practice in Australia? The views of general practitioners

Partner notification practices Proportion* % (95%CI)
Ask the patient to follow up their contacts 92 (88, 95)
Give the patient a contact letter to give to their contacts 23 (18, 292)
Write a letter to the patient's contacts directly 2 (0.4, 4)
Directly ask the health department partner notification officers to follow up their contacts 14 (10, 19)
Nothing – the health department does the partner notification whenever a new case of chlamydia is notified 8 (5, 12)
Partner notification resources  
Partner/contact letters 70 (64, 75)
Websites 42 (36, 48)
SMS phone messages 7 (4, 10)
Telephone hotline 31 (25, 37)
Health department partner notification officers 50 (44, 56)
  1. * Multiple responses possible
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