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A report of an evaluation of the pilot peer review scheme for general dental practitioners working in the general dental services in England

Eaton, KA; Fleming, WG; Rich, JL; (1998) A report of an evaluation of the pilot peer review scheme for general dental practitioners working in the general dental services in England. BRIT DENT J , 184 (4) 178 - 182.

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Abstract

Objective To evaluate the pilot peer review scheme for general dental practitioners, working in the general dental services in England.Design A retrospective analysis of a 50% random sample of end of project resumes.Setting The scheme was piloted from August 1991 to April 1996. At the end of each project a resume was completed.Methods The random sample of resumes was subjected to content analysis by three reviewers who had previously undergone consistency training.Main outcome measures The range of topics reviewed, the choice of single or multiple topics, the direct relevance of projects to patient care and the comments of the scheme's participants.Results 332 resumes were analysed, 89% included positive comments. Overall 42% of projects reviewed single topics, with participants in 4 out of 13 regions favouring this approach. 61 % of topics related directly to patient care.Conclusions The pilot peer review scheme was enthusiastically welcomed by the participants and achieved its objectives of encouraging initiatives to improve patient services and testing different types of peer review.

Type:Article
Title:A report of an evaluation of the pilot peer review scheme for general dental practitioners working in the general dental services in England
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute

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