Does access to general dental treatment affect the number and complexity of patients presenting to the acute hospital service with severe dentofacial infections?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/576040
Title:
Does access to general dental treatment affect the number and complexity of patients presenting to the acute hospital service with severe dentofacial infections?
Authors:
Bowe, Conor
Publisher:
Irish Dental Assocation (IDA)
Journal:
Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
Aug-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/576040
Abstract:
Aim: This is a retrospective study to review the treatment and management of patients presenting with odontogenic infections in a large urban teaching hospital over a four-year period, comparing the number and complexity of odontogenic infections presenting to an acute general hospital in two periods, as follows: Group A (January 2008 to March 2010) versus Group B (April 2010 to December 2011). The background to the study is ‘An alteration in patient access to primary dental care instituted by the Department of Health in April 2010’. Objectives: a) to identify any alteration in the pattern and complexity of patients’ presentation with odontogenic infections following recent changes in access to treatment via the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) and the Dental Treatment Benefit Scheme (DTBS) in April 2010; and, b) to evaluate the management of severe odontogenic infections.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DENTAL CARE; HOSPITALS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBowe, Conoren
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T11:36:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-28T11:36:24Zen
dc.date.issued2015-08en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/576040en
dc.description.abstractAim: This is a retrospective study to review the treatment and management of patients presenting with odontogenic infections in a large urban teaching hospital over a four-year period, comparing the number and complexity of odontogenic infections presenting to an acute general hospital in two periods, as follows: Group A (January 2008 to March 2010) versus Group B (April 2010 to December 2011). The background to the study is ‘An alteration in patient access to primary dental care instituted by the Department of Health in April 2010’. Objectives: a) to identify any alteration in the pattern and complexity of patients’ presentation with odontogenic infections following recent changes in access to treatment via the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) and the Dental Treatment Benefit Scheme (DTBS) in April 2010; and, b) to evaluate the management of severe odontogenic infections.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Dental Assocation (IDA)en
dc.subjectDENTAL CAREen
dc.subjectHOSPITALSen
dc.titleDoes access to general dental treatment affect the number and complexity of patients presenting to the acute hospital service with severe dentofacial infections?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Dental Associationen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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