Canadian Dentists Turn to Financial Practice Management CE, Patient Financing and Promotion on Social Media as Dental Practice Consolidation Continues
Toronto, ON – June 6, 2017 – The fundamental shift in the make-up of the Canadian dental practice detected in previous reports is continuing, according to results from the DIAC (Dental Industry Association of Canada) Twenty-First Annual Future of Dentistry Survey. All of the following points may reflect on the impact of the current economic situation on the dental practice in Canada:ï‚· There are now more dentists per practice on average, with a record 13% of practices with five or more dentists. This was 3.4% in 2016 and an average of 6.3% the last 14 years.ï‚· There are now more operatories per practice (72% of respondents had four or more operatories. Of these, an all-time high of 30% had five or more). Almost 1 ⁄4 (22%) of respondents were planning on adding at least one operatory in the next two years.ï‚· The number of hygiene days per practice is increasing overall (44% of respondents in 2017 had 5 or more hygiene days per week, as compared to 40.4% last year and the average of 38.5% the last ten years).ï‚· At the same time, the average number of patients treated per day continues to decline. While influenced by specialist respondents, on an overall basis, dentists treated 12 patients in an average day as compared to the average of 12.5 patients over the last ten years.83% stated they treated less than 15 patients a day (as opposed an average of 77.5% over the last four years).It is little wonder that “Getting More Patients&rd...
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Authors: Adam C, Patiraki E, Lemonidou C, Radwin L, Charalambous A, Charalambous M, Berg A, Sjövall K, Katajisto J, Stolt M, Suhonen R Abstract PURPOSE: To explore and compare cancer patients' perceptions on the quality of nursing care in four European countries. METHODS: Data were collected in Cyprus, Finland, Greece and Sweden. The sample comprised 596 hospitalized cancer patients. The quality of nursing care was measured using the "Oncology Patients' Perceptions of the Quality of Nursing Care Scale" (OPPQNCS). Patient characteristics were also collected. Analysis of variance was used to examin...
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