Eric Rooney

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There is a need for a structured, evidence based approach to care for older dental patients. The following article describes the development of the Seattle Care Pathway based upon a workshop held in 2013. An overview is provided on the key issues of older persons dental care including the demography shift, the concept of frailty, the need for effective(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper brings together summarised findings and comment on surveys of young children undertaken in Scotland, Wales and England in 2007-08. These surveys are the latest in a series using common criteria for measurement but changes in the consent arrangements for Wales and England mean that these datasets are no longer directly comparable with(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper sets out to discuss the concept of care pathways, review their definition, features and implementation and using an example from the NHS dental system in England guide the development of an elder care pathway. BACKGROUND Care pathways have developed from quality management approaches in industry and focus on a number of steps which(More)
BACKGROUND Poor response rates can jeopardise the validity of the findings of epidemiological surveys. The aim of this study was to undertake a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of different strategies for maximizing parental consent rates for dental health surveys of young children. METHODS The trial took place within the(More)
  • E Rooney
  • AAOHN journal : official journal of the American…
  • 1992
Business coalitions on health were unable to achieve community wide savings in health care costs in the 1980s. Some coalitions are using TQM/CQI to achieve high quality health care at a reduced cost. Although too recent to determine its success, the use of TQM/CQI in employer-provider partnerships built on trust and good data systems may be the best hope(More)
  • E Rooney
  • AAOHN journal : official journal of the American…
  • 1992
TQM/CQI is increasingly being used by U.S. companies and the health care industry to improve their operations and profitability. TQM/CQI can be used by occupational health nurses to help focus efforts to improve their health services and demonstrate their value. TQM/CQI also is used by businesses to improve the quality and cost of external health services.(More)
  • E Rooney
  • AAOHN journal : official journal of the American…
  • 1990
Faced with eroding profitability from rising health care costs, corporations are beginning to aggressively implement cost containment strategies. Although few companies have coordinated long range plans in place, corporations' attempts to exert control over the health care system will affect insurers, providers, and consumers. Occupational health nurses(More)