Niall Doherty

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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)
Previous research has shown that over the period 1950 through 1977 the dental sector experienced a faster rate of economic growth than did the economy at large. This study extends the period of analysis through 1986. The findings show that dentistry maintained its economic strength relative to the economy. The annual growth rate for dentistry of 4.8 percent(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)
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)
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)
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)