Read the results of AOHC’s 2013 oral health survey  in this report by  Nancy LaPlante. 

Highlights of the report:

  • 21 Centres responded that they offer oral health services. 14 of these have a monthly shortfall in funding.
  • Availability of oral health services ranges from once/month - 6 days/week.
  • Data collection is limited and inconsistent between Centres.  About 50% of respondents were dissatisfied with their access to oral health data, and the quality and amount of data.
  • Given that funding decisions are driven by data and health outcomes, there’s a need to improve data quality, reliability, access and consistency among oral health service providers.

The report was presented to PMC which decided to begin this work  by conducting over the next year some case studies of a few CHCs . We want to identify best practices on data management in order to measure treatment and health outcomes, and share the findings.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013