Development and application of an innovative-methodological approach to the design of frameworks for targeted School Dental Service programmes; using empirical predictive data

Alla Talal Y Alsharif

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    This thesis sought to analyse a decade of dental-admission patterns in Western Australian children younger than 15 years, examining associations with socio-demographic characteristics, insurance coverage, economic cost and future projected admission rates. It has also developed a model system of service prioritisation, based-on-risk, using identified risk indicators, and state-of-the-art geographic tools.

    Dental caries, embedded/impacted teeth, and pulp/periapical conditions were and will continue to remain the mostly preventable causes of admission throughout this time. Disparities in access to care, insurance coverage and socioeconomic levels have led to inequalities in children's oral-health-admission rates and escalated the financial burden on health budgets.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Tennant, Marc, Supervisor
    • Kruger, Estie, Supervisor
    • McGeachie, John, Supervisor
    Award date26 Sep 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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