Determining the optimal model for role-substitution in NHS dental services in the United Kingdom

  title={Determining the optimal model for role-substitution in NHS dental services in the United Kingdom},
  author={Paul R Brocklehurst and Stephen Birch and Ruth Mcdonald and Martin Tickle},
  booktitle={BMC oral health},
BACKGROUND Role-substitution describes a model of dental care where Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) provide some of the clinical activity previously undertaken by General Dental Practitioners. This has the potential to increase technical efficiency, the capacity to care and reduce costs. Technical efficiency is defined as the production of the maximum amount of output from a given amount of input so that the service operates at the production frontier i.e. optimal level of productivity… CONTINUE READING

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