A postal survey of GDPs views on referrals to a local secondary care service in restorative dentistry

Ralph, J
January 2000
British Dental Journal;1/22/2000, Vol. 188 Issue 2, p88
Academic Journal
Aim A major role of the hospital based secondary care service in restorative dentistry is to accept referrals in order to formulate treatment plans. The aim of this survey was to improve service provision at Newcastle Dental Hospital by establishing baseline quality perceptions from referring general dental practitioners (GDPs). Method A postal questionnaire was sent to 393 randomly selected local GDPs, with a response rate of 67%. Results indicated great demand for advice and treatment which was higher than expected for temporomandibular joint problems. 42% of GDPs felt that treatment plans were not helpful and the period of waiting for a response following consultation too long. The reasons for this perception are discussed. Conclusions The need for better communication between primary and secondary care was highlighted, as was the distinct preference of GDPs for hospital consultants rather than registered specialist practitioners to carry out specialist treatment.


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