ERIC Number: ED172695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Description and Documentation of the Dental School Dental Delivery System.
Chase, Rosen and Wallace, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
A study was undertaken to describe and document the dental school dental delivery system using an integrated systems approach. In late 1976 and early 1977, a team of systems analysts and dental consultants visited three dental schools to observe the delivery of dental services and patient flow and to interview administrative staff and faculty. Although the schools visited were selected to be reasonably representative, they do not constitute a statistically significant sample. Based on individual site-visit reports, information was synthesized to form a composite dental school dental delivery system description. Contents of the report are as follows: historical information on the dental school delivery system and information on the schools visited; a broad systems overview of the composite system and the components that make up the system; a discussion of the major characteristics of the system (organization, funding, services, effectiveness, efficiency, and quality assurance); and discussion of each element of the delivery system and of the flowchart that describes the composite system, as viewed from the perspective of the patient. Appendices include: the flowchart describing the patient flow through the system, examples of some typical patient record forms, a tabulation of clinic fees, and a bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Dental Clinics, Dental Schools, Flow Charts, Health Services, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Program Descriptions, School Visitation, Systems Approach
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Dentistry.
Authoring Institution: Chase, Rosen and Wallace, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
Note: Appended samples of patient record forms may not reproduce well