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Article: Fee-paying systems and service patterns in a Hong Kong dental clinic

TitleFee-paying systems and service patterns in a Hong Kong dental clinic
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1875-595X
Citation
International Dental Journal, 2002, v. 52 n. 4, p. 261-267 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: This study aimed to describe and compare patients' consumption of dental services and dentists' productivity in a university campus clinic before and after changing from a time-based to an item-based fee-paying system. Method: Data were collected from the University of Hong Kong dental clinic which serves all university students and staff. A time-based fee-paying system had been in use up to February 1999 when it was switched to an item-based system. Computerised records of all patients in two 1-year periods starting from February 1996 and February 1999 were analysed. Results: The percentages of eligible users who attended the University dental clinic were similar in the two study periods (30% in 96/97 vs 29% in 99/00). However, on average, patients consumed more dental service items in a year after the switch in fee-paying system (3.2 vs 4.1). There was also an increase in the mean number of dental service items provided by a dentist per working week after the change in fee-paying system (71.5 vs 99.4). Conclusion: On switching from a time-based to an item-based fee-paying system, dentists in the UHS dental clinic became more productive and the consumption of dental services per patient also increased.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66517
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.967
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.512
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dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, JCYYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:47:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:47:01Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Dental Journal, 2002, v. 52 n. 4, p. 261-267en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0020-6539en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66517-
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study aimed to describe and compare patients' consumption of dental services and dentists' productivity in a university campus clinic before and after changing from a time-based to an item-based fee-paying system. Method: Data were collected from the University of Hong Kong dental clinic which serves all university students and staff. A time-based fee-paying system had been in use up to February 1999 when it was switched to an item-based system. Computerised records of all patients in two 1-year periods starting from February 1996 and February 1999 were analysed. Results: The percentages of eligible users who attended the University dental clinic were similar in the two study periods (30% in 96/97 vs 29% in 99/00). However, on average, patients consumed more dental service items in a year after the switch in fee-paying system (3.2 vs 4.1). There was also an increase in the mean number of dental service items provided by a dentist per working week after the change in fee-paying system (71.5 vs 99.4). Conclusion: On switching from a time-based to an item-based fee-paying system, dentists in the UHS dental clinic became more productive and the consumption of dental services per patient also increased.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1875-595Xen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Dental Journalen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Care - classification - economics - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Clinics - economicsen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Hygienists - organization & administrationen_HK
dc.subject.meshDentists - organization & administrationen_HK
dc.subject.meshEfficiencyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFee-for-Service Plans - classification - organization & administrationen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshStudent Health Services - classification - economics - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshUniversitiesen_HK
dc.titleFee-paying systems and service patterns in a Hong Kong dental clinicen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM:hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH:chchu@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1875-595X.2002.tb00628.x-
dc.identifier.pmid12212813-
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dc.identifier.volume52en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage261en_HK
dc.identifier.epage267en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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