Expenditure review of the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575156
Title:
Expenditure review of the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS)
Authors:
Department of Health. Dental Treatment Services Scheme.
Citation:
Department of Health. Dental Treatment Services Scheme.1999. Expenditure review of the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS). Dublin: Department of Health. Dental Treatment Services Scheme.
Publisher:
Department of Health. Dental Treatment Services Scheme.
Issue Date:
Apr-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575156
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Adults on low incomes have been entitled to free dental care under health care legislation since 1953 under the Health Act. A series of policy documents advocated the implementation of adequate dental services to this group but competing forces for resource allocation delayed initiatives until 1994 when the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) began. The DTSS scheme is managed by the health boards with the assistance of the General Medical Services (Payments) Board. Services were mainly provided to 900.000 eligible adults by 858 private dental practitioners in 1998. The scheme has been introduced on a phased basis and the age group 35 to 64 is still excluded from the Routine Treatment Scheme.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; HEALTH CARE; LEGISLATION; HEALTH POLICY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health. Dental Treatment Services Scheme.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T14:50:04Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T14:50:04Zen
dc.date.issued1999-04en
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health. Dental Treatment Services Scheme.1999. Expenditure review of the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS). Dublin: Department of Health. Dental Treatment Services Scheme.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575156en
dc.descriptionAdults on low incomes have been entitled to free dental care under health care legislation since 1953 under the Health Act. A series of policy documents advocated the implementation of adequate dental services to this group but competing forces for resource allocation delayed initiatives until 1994 when the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) began. The DTSS scheme is managed by the health boards with the assistance of the General Medical Services (Payments) Board. Services were mainly provided to 900.000 eligible adults by 858 private dental practitioners in 1998. The scheme has been introduced on a phased basis and the age group 35 to 64 is still excluded from the Routine Treatment Scheme.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health. Dental Treatment Services Scheme.en
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen
dc.subjectLEGISLATIONen
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen
dc.titleExpenditure review of the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS)en
dc.typeReporten
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