Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302661
Title:
Dentists in the DTSS between July 2007 and July 2008.
Authors:
Lynch, Liam
Affiliation:
Kilbrin House, Wellington Road, Cork. lmnoslynch@eircom.net
Citation:
Dentists in the DTSS between July 2007 and July 2008., 54 (6):271-3 J Ir Dent Assoc
Publisher:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Journal:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
3-Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302661
PubMed ID:
19189747
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19189747
Abstract:
Recent attention in the media concerning the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) centres on the number of contracting dentists as a surrogate measure of the availability of services to adult medical card holders in the Republic of Ireland.; To determine the trend in the number of contracting dentists on the DTSS panel during the year 07/'07 to 07/'08.; Data were extracted from the database of monthly claims for remuneration, submitted by providers, which is held by the HSE.; The average number of contractors was 1,258. The trend over the year was a reduction of 1.6% in contractor numbers. The average number of 'active' contractors was 833. The trend over the year was a reduction in 'active' contractor numbers of 6.2%. In any month, approximately 34% of contracting dentists were not active.; The trend in the number of contracting dentists was a poor indicator of the trend in availability of services to medical card holders. A better approach would be to count the number of 'active' contractors, in conjunction with their geographic spread and medical card holder density.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Abstract Recent attention in the media concerning the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) centres on the number of contracting dentists as a surrogate measure of the availability of services to adult medical card holders in the Republic of Ireland. AIM: To determine the trend in the number of contracting dentists on the DTSS panel during the year 07/'07 to 07/'08. METHODS AND DATA: Data were extracted from the database of monthly claims for remuneration, submitted by providers, which is held by the HSE. RESULTS: The average number of contractors was 1,258. The trend over the year was a reduction of 1.6% in contractor numbers. The average number of 'active' contractors was 833. The trend over the year was a reduction in 'active' contractor numbers of 6.2%. In any month, approximately 34% of contracting dentists were not active. CONCLUSIONS: The trend in the number of contracting dentists was a poor indicator of the trend in availability of services to medical card holders. A better approach would be to count the number of 'active' contractors, in conjunction with their geographic spread and medical card holder density.
MeSH:
Adult; Contract Services; Dentists; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Insurance Claim Reporting; Ireland; State Dentistry
ISSN:
0021-1133

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Liamen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-03T12:07:12Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-03T12:07:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-03-
dc.identifier.citationDentists in the DTSS between July 2007 and July 2008., 54 (6):271-3 J Ir Dent Assocen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1133-
dc.identifier.pmid19189747-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302661-
dc.descriptionAbstract Recent attention in the media concerning the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) centres on the number of contracting dentists as a surrogate measure of the availability of services to adult medical card holders in the Republic of Ireland. AIM: To determine the trend in the number of contracting dentists on the DTSS panel during the year 07/'07 to 07/'08. METHODS AND DATA: Data were extracted from the database of monthly claims for remuneration, submitted by providers, which is held by the HSE. RESULTS: The average number of contractors was 1,258. The trend over the year was a reduction of 1.6% in contractor numbers. The average number of 'active' contractors was 833. The trend over the year was a reduction in 'active' contractor numbers of 6.2%. In any month, approximately 34% of contracting dentists were not active. CONCLUSIONS: The trend in the number of contracting dentists was a poor indicator of the trend in availability of services to medical card holders. A better approach would be to count the number of 'active' contractors, in conjunction with their geographic spread and medical card holder density.en_GB
dc.description.abstractRecent attention in the media concerning the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) centres on the number of contracting dentists as a surrogate measure of the availability of services to adult medical card holders in the Republic of Ireland.-
dc.description.abstractTo determine the trend in the number of contracting dentists on the DTSS panel during the year 07/'07 to 07/'08.-
dc.description.abstractData were extracted from the database of monthly claims for remuneration, submitted by providers, which is held by the HSE.-
dc.description.abstractThe average number of contractors was 1,258. The trend over the year was a reduction of 1.6% in contractor numbers. The average number of 'active' contractors was 833. The trend over the year was a reduction in 'active' contractor numbers of 6.2%. In any month, approximately 34% of contracting dentists were not active.-
dc.description.abstractThe trend in the number of contracting dentists was a poor indicator of the trend in availability of services to medical card holders. A better approach would be to count the number of 'active' contractors, in conjunction with their geographic spread and medical card holder density.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19189747en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of the Irish Dental Associationen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshContract Services-
dc.subject.meshDentists-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibility-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInsurance Claim Reporting-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshState Dentistry-
dc.titleDentists in the DTSS between July 2007 and July 2008.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKilbrin House, Wellington Road, Cork. lmnoslynch@eircom.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen_GB
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