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Response of general practitioners to a national dental office evaluation program. Office of Quality Assurance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3864844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The methods used and the results achieved in an effort to solicit 300 volunteers to test the feasibility of a dental office assessment instrument have been described. In response to personal letters to general practitioners in 14 states, 13.9% returned a card indicating a willingness to consider participation. The response rate from different states ranged from 8% to 21.7% with the response being more favorable from states with fewer dentists. Year of graduation from dental school had little effect on the rate of response. Rural dentists responded at a slightly more favorable rate. Of dentists responding, 71% did so within 2 weeks and 90% within the first month after receiving the solicitation. Mail solicitation can be used successfully in recruiting private practitioners for participation in an in-office practice assessment program.
Authors:
A L Morris; J M Bentley; M R Bomba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0002-8177     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  1985 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-23     Completed Date:  1985-12-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503060     Medline TA:  J Am Dent Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  799-801     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Computers*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Female
General Practice, Dental*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Practice Management, Dental*
United States

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