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External forces impacting U.S. health care: implications for future of dental practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12407995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prognostication requires extrapolation of existing conditions and trends into the future. Alternative perspectives and starting points will suggest alternative futures. Since dentistry does not exist independently of the larger health care environment, it is useful to start by considering external forces that impact the overall health care system in order to anticipate both short-term and long-term changes in the dental profession. This contribution to the Future of the Dental Profession symposium considers dentistry's role within the larger health care environment, examines a variety of forces influencing health care--specifically demography, equity, population health, and social determinants of health, identifies likely demands on the profession, and iterates nine likely changes in the profession.
Burton L Edelstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American College of Dentists     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0002-7979     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Dent     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-31     Completed Date:  2003-01-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503057     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-43     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Dentistry and Public Health, Division of Community Health, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care / trends*
Dental Health Services / trends
Dentistry / trends*
Health Behavior
Health Services Accessibility
Health Status
Needs Assessment
Patient Care Team
Patient Participation
Population Dynamics
Risk Assessment
United States

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