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ERIC Number: EJ966113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Planning a Dental Workforce for the Future for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom: What Factors Should Be Accounted for?
Brocklehurst, Paul; Tickle, Martin
Health Education Journal, v71 n3 p340-349 May 2012
Background: The two most common models of workforce planning are the "stock and flow" and the demographic approach. The former balances future losses from a system against recruitment and retention, whilst the latter simply "grosses up" current provision based on changes to population demographics. However, such approaches ignore the impact of improving health and can confuse demand with population need. On the supply side, they also assume that there will be no changes to working practice in respect of service levels and service delivery, or any improvements in medical technology. This paper aims to examine the complex interactions between these factors in order to take a more considered approach to workforce planning in dentistry. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom