Dental conditions associated with preventable hospital admissions in Australia: a systematic literature review

Acharya, Abhinav, Khan, Shahrukh, Hoang, Ha, Bettiol, Silvana, Goldberg, Lynette and Crocombe, Leonard 2018, Dental conditions associated with preventable hospital admissions in Australia: a systematic literature review, BMC health services research, vol. 18, pp. 1-12, doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3733-2.

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Title Dental conditions associated with preventable hospital admissions in Australia: a systematic literature review
Author(s) Acharya, Abhinav
Khan, ShahrukhORCID iD for Khan, Shahrukh orcid.org/0000-0002-6695-4013
Hoang, Ha
Bettiol, Silvana
Goldberg, Lynette
Crocombe, Leonard
Journal name BMC health services research
Volume number 18
Article ID 921
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher BMC
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2018-12
ISSN 1472-6963
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Health Care Sciences & Services
Hospitalisation
Oral health
Dental
Australia
Public health
HEALTH-RELATED CONDITIONS
ORAL-HEALTH
WESTERN-AUSTRALIA
CHILDREN
DISEASES
CARIES
Summary Background: Over the past two decades, there has been a decrease in dental diseases in Australia; however, the number of preventable dental hospital admissions has not diminished. This review reports on the factors associated with preventable dental hospital admissions in Australia. Methods: A search of five databases was conducted using Medical subject headings/Emtree terms and Index terms. All original studies, published between January1965 and March 2018 in English, based on the Australian population, and examining the prevalence of oral conditions as a cause for emergency department presentations and hospital admissions were included. The mixed method appraisal tool was used to evaluate the included studies. Results: Eleven cross-sectional studies met inclusion and exclusion criteria. All the studies, except one from Tasmania, were from Western Australia. The most common reasons for preventable dental hospital admissions were dental caries, followed by embedded or impacted teeth. Malignant neoplasms were reported as main causes of preventable dental hospital admissions in the older population. Conclusions: Most studies on preventable dental hospital admissions were from one Australian state (Western Australia). Further research is required to determine the national prevalence and incidence of preventable dental hospital admissions. A periodic audit of preventable dental hospital admission data is needed for delivery of a fair and effective dental services.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12913-018-3733-2
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Field of Research 1117 Public Health and Health Services
0807 Library and Information Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2018, The Author(s)
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