Journal article

Geographical variation in preventable hospital admissions for dental conditions: An Australia-wide analysis

Leonard A Crocombe, Penny Allen, Silvana Bettiol, Shahrukh Khan, Diana Godwin, Tony Barnett, Hoang Ha, Lynette R Goldberg

Australian Journal of Rural Health | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of hospital admissions for dental conditions, by Australian Statistical Geography Standard remoteness area for the 5 years 2010/2011 to 2014/2015. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of preventable hospital admissions due to dental conditions. SETTING: National data set provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. PARTICIPANTS: Every hospital admission for patients who were admitted for dental conditions over five financial years, from 2010/2011 to 2014/2015. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The number (and rate per 1000 population) of hospital admissions due to dental conditions in each Australian Statistical Geography Standard remoteness area (maj..

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