This study is the first comprehensive national survey of the organization, function, and composition of cleft palate and craniofacial teams in the U.S. and Canada.
Complete descriptions of cleft and craniofacial teams are not currently provided in the literature, and this study will provide an overview for health services research and policy use.
Conducted by a national organization, this study examines teams in detail using a pretested and standardized methodology.
All known (n=296) North American cleft palate and craniofacial teams were contacted for team listing purposes using a self-assessment method developed by an interdisciplinary committee of national stature.
Team clinical leaders classified their teams into several possible categories and provided data on team care.
The response rate was 83.4% (n=247).
The distribution of listed teams was : 105 (42.5%) cleft palate teams, 102 (41.3%) craniofacial teams (including craniofacial teams that are both cleft palate and craniofacial teams), 12 (4.9%) geographically listed teams, and 28 (11.3%) other teams (including interim cleft palate teams, low-density cleft palate teams, and evaluation and treatment review cleft palate teams).
Eighty-five percent of all teams systematically collected and stored clinical data on their team's patient population in the past year.
Furthermore, 50% of all teams had a quality assurance program in place to measure treatment outcomes. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Fissure congénitale, Palais, Equipe soignante, Chirurgie, Crâniofacial, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etats Unis, Qualité, Soin, Assurance maladie, Politique, Enfant, Homme, Stomatologie, Cavité buccale pathologie, Maladie congénitale, Malformation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cleft, Palate, Health care staff, Surgery, Craniofacial, Canada, North America, America, United States, Quality, Care, Health insurance, Policy, Child, Human, Stomatology, Oral cavity disease, Congenital disease, Malformation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0011069
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 31/05/1999.