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

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

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Abstract

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
Volume55
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Dental Education
Dental Schools
Process Assessment (Health Care)
Quality of Health Care
Dentistry
school
Health Services
dentistry
health care services
social issue
education
evaluation

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Quality assessment/assurance activities in U.S. dental schools. / Butters, J. M.; Williams, John; Abbott, L. J.

In: Journal of Dental Education, Vol. 55, No. 9, 09.1991, p. 565-569.

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Butters, J. M. ; Williams, John ; Abbott, L. J. / Quality assessment/assurance activities in U.S. dental schools. In: Journal of Dental Education. 1991 ; Vol. 55, No. 9. pp. 565-569.
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