Quality indicators: the rationale behind their use in NHS dentistry

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This paper explores the concept of quality as applied to healthcare and its subsequent application to dentistry. The assessment of quality arose from the manufacturing industry and is viewed as a cornerstone of current Government thinking. The difficulties in defining and therefore in measuring are examined and, in particular, the tensions between… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.521

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