Results of a peer review process: the distribution of codes by examining dentists in the Republic of Ireland 2006-2007.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/236471
Title:
Results of a peer review process: the distribution of codes by examining dentists in the Republic of Ireland 2006-2007.
Authors:
Lynch, Liam
Affiliation:
lmnoslynch@eircom.net
Citation:
Results of a peer review process: the distribution of codes by examining dentists in the Republic of Ireland 2006-2007., 55 (1):38-40 J Ir Dent Assoc
Publisher:
Irish Dental Association
Journal:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
Feb-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/236471
PubMed ID:
19301522
Abstract:
The Health Service Executive (HSE) appointed 20 examining dentists in April 2006 under contract for one year as part of a probity assurance initiative by peer review in the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) in the Republic of Ireland.; The aim of the study was to analyse the distribution of codes assigned to the reports drawn up by the examining dentists.; At the end of the year's contract, each examining dentist forwarded an end of contract report of their activity, including the distribution of codes issued, to the HSE. These were correlated into a national summary of examining dentist activity, from which the data used in the study was extracted. A total of 11 different codes were used, varying from an indication of agreement between the examining dentist and the contracting dentist (code A) to a significant disagreement (code D).; The vast majority (94.5%) of reports on the clinical examination of patients, drawn up by examining dentists, were in broad agreement with the treatment or estimate of the responsible contracting dentists. A total of 622 contracting dentists received such reports. The small minority of reports (4.8%) where there was a significant disagreement related to a small number of dentists (47 dentists).; The study provides evidence that most contracting dentists were not a probity risk. The author suggests that any future probity assurance initiative should focus on areas of high risk rather than random selection of patients/contracting dentists. An enhanced advisory role for the examining dentist is recommended.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Dental Care; General Practice, Dental; Humans; Ireland; Peer Review, Health Care
ISSN:
0021-1133

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Liamen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-30T15:15:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-30T15:15:22Z-
dc.date.issued2009-02-
dc.identifier.citationResults of a peer review process: the distribution of codes by examining dentists in the Republic of Ireland 2006-2007., 55 (1):38-40 J Ir Dent Assocen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1133-
dc.identifier.pmid19301522-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/236471-
dc.description.abstractThe Health Service Executive (HSE) appointed 20 examining dentists in April 2006 under contract for one year as part of a probity assurance initiative by peer review in the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) in the Republic of Ireland.-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to analyse the distribution of codes assigned to the reports drawn up by the examining dentists.-
dc.description.abstractAt the end of the year's contract, each examining dentist forwarded an end of contract report of their activity, including the distribution of codes issued, to the HSE. These were correlated into a national summary of examining dentist activity, from which the data used in the study was extracted. A total of 11 different codes were used, varying from an indication of agreement between the examining dentist and the contracting dentist (code A) to a significant disagreement (code D).-
dc.description.abstractThe vast majority (94.5%) of reports on the clinical examination of patients, drawn up by examining dentists, were in broad agreement with the treatment or estimate of the responsible contracting dentists. A total of 622 contracting dentists received such reports. The small minority of reports (4.8%) where there was a significant disagreement related to a small number of dentists (47 dentists).-
dc.description.abstractThe study provides evidence that most contracting dentists were not a probity risk. The author suggests that any future probity assurance initiative should focus on areas of high risk rather than random selection of patients/contracting dentists. An enhanced advisory role for the examining dentist is recommended.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Dental Associationen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of the Irish Dental Associationen_GB
dc.subject.meshDental Care-
dc.subject.meshGeneral Practice, Dental-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPeer Review, Health Care-
dc.titleResults of a peer review process: the distribution of codes by examining dentists in the Republic of Ireland 2006-2007.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentlmnoslynch@eircom.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen_GB
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