Interprofessional communication within the dental team
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This study set out to investigate the current levels of compliance with written work authorisation information, identifying the nature and outcomes of non-compliance. An audit of laboratory work authorisations revealed non-compliance (N=75) mainly as a result of absent information (N=56) A cross-sectional survey was also conducted using a questionnaire to survey the views of an NHS Trust dental team (N=100) with regards to it's use of the current work authorisation. A significant difference emerged for the importance attributed to certain information. These were treatment plan (K-W =9.841, df =3, p=0.02) and tooth shade (K-W=13.429, df =3, p=0.004). A significant difference was also shown regarding opinions toward the legibility of written instruction (K-W = 23.575, df = 3, p = 0.000). Dental team members indicated that a new work authorisation design incorporating features such as tick boxes and a print of the dental arches would improve their use of the work authorisation.
MSc Interprofessional Studies