Niall Doherty

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Increasing net patient revenues from teaching clinics is one of the alternatives available to dental schools seeking to alleviate economic pressures. Managerial decisions directed to this end require accurate and useful data on clinic finances and economic organization. An important step in this direction can be taken by defining the teaching clinic as a(More)
OBJECTIVES Identifying clinical prediction rules (CPRs) for primary care from electronic databases is difficult. This study aims to identify a search filter to optimize retrieval of these to establish a register of CPRs for the Cochrane Primary Health Care field. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Thirty primary care journals were manually searched for CPRs. This(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the economic costs of school-based mouthrinsing in the demonstration programs. Costs for two complete years were expressed in 1978 dollars, and divided into explicit and implicit categories. Costs per participant were found to vary among programs (ranges of average total costs - period I: $2.35-$8.05, period II:(More)
BACKGROUND The authors determined the economic returns from an educational investment in the specialties of orthodontics and oral an maxillofacial surgery. They also addressed problems found in previous studies. METHODS The marginal return for specializing in orthodontics or oral and maxillofacial surgery was determined using net present value and(More)
Practice location may have greater economic importance today for dental students and dentists who are considering relocation and/or expansion to new sites than in the past. Yet, a literature review easily leads to the inference that practice location decisions are far too complicated and individualistic for there to be any systematic pattern of dentists'(More)
A generalized cost-effectiveness technique for comparing alternative health care programs is described, and an example is given of its use in evaluating programs for care of the elderly. The analytical method requires setting criteria and standards for each outcome and cost dimension and assessing the relationship between these standards and patient status.(More)
Triage is a model designed to overcome organizational and financial problems inhibiting the provision of appropriate care to the elderly. The model is being evaluated by the functioning status of the elderly, use of services, and health care costs of a group of elderly people served by Triage and one served by the conventional system. Preliminary results(More)
Previous research on a group of school-based mouthrinsing programs showed costs per participant to increase with program size. This paper examines the behavior of average costs as they relate to wages and labor productivity. Costs are found to increase because of differences in the mix of voluntary and paid labor. As program size increased, administrators(More)