Journal article

Responding to health changes: a case study of dental health conditions and systems in Japan and Australia

Y Kawaguchi, C Wright, J Lewis

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC AUSTRALIA INC | Published : 1998

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the main policy and organisational issues confronting dental health systems in Japan and Australia. Using the changes in the epidemiology of dental disease (the oral disease which still affects much of public dental health planning) as evidence of fundamental differences in the dental health systems of the two countries, the analysis seeks to illuminate, first, the structures and processes in both nations to review and implement changes to educational practices and workforce planning and, second, the constraints on each nation's capability to respond quickly and appropriately to the changing dental health needs. It is argued that Japan's ability to rapidly ..

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