What factors are associated with dental general anaesthetics for Australian children and what are the policy implications? A qualitative study
John Rogers, Clare Delany, Clive Wright, Kaye Roberts-Thomson, Mike Morgan
BMC ORAL HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Dental general anaesthetics undertaken on young children are amongst the most common of all potentially preventable hospitalisations of children in Australia. They are costly for families and the community and entail some risk. The aim of the study was to explore the views of stakeholders about factors associated with children's dental general anaesthetics in Victoria, Australia and to identify policy implications. METHODS: Interviews with stakeholders were used to develop a framework of factors. Interview data were subject to qualitative analysis, informed by Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. RESULTS: Eight themes that encompassed 30 main factors were identified through ..View full abstract
JR thanks the Oral Health CRC and his Advisory Committee members for support to conduct his PhD - Professor Ivan Darby (chair), Professor Geoffrey McColl, Associate Professor Andrea de Silva, and his three supervisors (MM, FACW and KRT) who have co-authored this article.