Quality assessment/assurance activities in U.S. dental schools.

J. M. Butters, J. N. Williams, L. J. Abbott

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Quality of health care services has become a major social issue. Accordingly, activities directed toward the assessment and assurance of quality are receiving increased attention in dentistry and dental education. The purpose of this study was to determine the status of quality assessment/assurance (QA) programs in U.S. dental schools. Responses from 48 U.S. schools identify a range of institutional QA activities currently being conducted in dental education. The evaluation and remedial action elements of the QA process are being addressed in a majority of schools; however, the establishment of criteria delineating those elements of a given QA activity area that should be measured is lacking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-569
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of dental education
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Dentistry(all)

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