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Article: Who has difficulty in registering with an NHS dentist? : A national survey

TitleWho has difficulty in registering with an NHS dentist? : A national survey
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bdj.co.uk
Citation
British Dental Journal, 2001, v. 191 n. 12, p. 682-685 How to Cite?
AbstractAims The aims of this paper are first, to determine the extent of difficulties the public are experiencing in obtaining a dentist undertaking NHS dental care. Second, to describe the personal and socio-demographic details of these groups using data from a national study. Method The vehicle for this study was the Office for National Statistics Omnibus Surveys, undertaken in June and July of 1999. A random probability sample of 5,385 addresses was selected from the British Postcode Address File. Respondents were interviewed in their homes about how difficult they found it to obtain an NHS dentist. Result A total of 3,739 adults took part in this study and the response rate was 69%. Nineteen per cent (705) claimed they found it difficult to get an NHS dentist. Bivariate analysis revealed that difficulty in obtaining an NHS dentist [excluding those who claimed they did not seek NHS dental care (781 ) and those who refused to answer or did not know (66)] was associated with age group (P<0.01), gender (P<0.05), social class (P<0.01) and area of residency (P<0.01). Moreover, difficulty in obtaining NHS dental care was also associated with time since last dental visit (P<0.01), method of payment for last dental visit (P<0.01) and use of 'out of hours' emergency dental services (P<0.01). Further analysis revealed that among the socio-demographic variables, area of residency emerged as the most important factor in determining difficulty in obtaining an NHS dentist. Those who lived in the South of England (London, South-East or South West) were more than twice as likely to experience difficulty in obtaining an NHS dentist, OR=2.40,95% CI 2.00-2.88 compared with those who lived elsewhere in Great Britain. Conclusion One in five adults in Britain claim that they are experiencing difficulties in finding a dentist who will provide NHS dental care. In particular, those using private dental services and residents of the South of England have experienced such difficulties. © British Dental Journal.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66180
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dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBedi, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorDhawan, Nen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:44:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:44:14Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Dental Journal, 2001, v. 191 n. 12, p. 682-685en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0007-0610en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66180-
dc.description.abstractAims The aims of this paper are first, to determine the extent of difficulties the public are experiencing in obtaining a dentist undertaking NHS dental care. Second, to describe the personal and socio-demographic details of these groups using data from a national study. Method The vehicle for this study was the Office for National Statistics Omnibus Surveys, undertaken in June and July of 1999. A random probability sample of 5,385 addresses was selected from the British Postcode Address File. Respondents were interviewed in their homes about how difficult they found it to obtain an NHS dentist. Result A total of 3,739 adults took part in this study and the response rate was 69%. Nineteen per cent (705) claimed they found it difficult to get an NHS dentist. Bivariate analysis revealed that difficulty in obtaining an NHS dentist [excluding those who claimed they did not seek NHS dental care (781 ) and those who refused to answer or did not know (66)] was associated with age group (P<0.01), gender (P<0.05), social class (P<0.01) and area of residency (P<0.01). Moreover, difficulty in obtaining NHS dental care was also associated with time since last dental visit (P<0.01), method of payment for last dental visit (P<0.01) and use of 'out of hours' emergency dental services (P<0.01). Further analysis revealed that among the socio-demographic variables, area of residency emerged as the most important factor in determining difficulty in obtaining an NHS dentist. Those who lived in the South of England (London, South-East or South West) were more than twice as likely to experience difficulty in obtaining an NHS dentist, OR=2.40,95% CI 2.00-2.88 compared with those who lived elsewhere in Great Britain. Conclusion One in five adults in Britain claim that they are experiencing difficulties in finding a dentist who will provide NHS dental care. In particular, those using private dental services and residents of the South of England have experienced such difficulties. © British Dental Journal.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bdj.co.uken_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Dental Journalen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Care - manpower - utilization-
dc.subject.meshDentists - supply and distribution-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Medical Services - utilization-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibility - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshState Dentistry - utilization-
dc.titleWho has difficulty in registering with an NHS dentist? : A national surveyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0007-0610&volume=191&spage=682&epage=685&date=2001&atitle=Who+has+difficulty+in+registering+with+an+NHS+dentist?+-+A+national+surveyen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C: mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailBedi, R: R.Bedi@eastman.ucl.ac.uk-
dc.identifier.authorityMcGrath, CPJ=rp00037en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.bdj.4801269-
dc.identifier.pmid11792114-
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dc.identifier.hkuros72853en_HK
dc.identifier.volume191-
dc.identifier.issue12-
dc.identifier.spage682-
dc.identifier.epage685-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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