Journal article

Alveolar bone grafting: achieving the organisational standards determined by CSAG, a baseline audit at the Birmingham Children's Hospital

J Clarkson, P Paterson, G Thorburn, K El-Ali, B Richard, M Hammond, M Wake

ANNALS OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND | ROYAL COLL SURGEONS ENGLAND | Published : 2005

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Birmingham Children's Hospital (BCH) is the centre for a regional comprehensive cleft service attempting to implement the national guidelines for minimum standards of care. A national audit of cleft management (CSAG) found that 58% of alveolar bone grafts were successful; published series suggest that success rates can be of the order of 95%. We present the results of an audit of alveolar bone grafting over a 33-month period, after implementation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective clinical process audit was taken from the hospital notes and an analysis of radiological outcome by Bergland score was obtained by two independent assessors. RESULTS: The audit highlighted the dif..

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