The Consultant Orthodontists Group survey of hospital waiting lists and treated cases.

@article{Willmot1995TheCO,
  title={The Consultant Orthodontists Group survey of hospital waiting lists and treated cases.},
  author={Derrick Robert Willmot and David DiBiase and David J. Birnie and R A Heesterman},
  journal={British journal of orthodontics},
  year={1995},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={53-7}
}
A questionnaire sent to all U.K. hospital orthodontic consultants resulted in an 88 per cent response rate. The average waiting time for initial consultation was 31.6 weeks for routine cases and 3.6 weeks for urgent cases. The average waiting time for out patient treatment was 68.7 weeks for routine cases and 7.5 weeks for urgent cases. Nearly 33 per cent of hospitals used the Dental Health Component of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment need (IOTN) as a guide to placing patients on waiting… CONTINUE READING