Rationalisation in public dental care - impact on clinical work tasksand biomechanical exposure for dentists: a prospective study
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Comprehensive rationalisations in Swedish dentistry suggest contribute to increase risk for MSDs among dentists. This prospective study focused on assessing changes in degree of rationalisation of clinical dental work by dentists during a six years period, with particular emphasis on time aspects and mechanical exposure. Twelve dentists were followed up by the means 45 minute’s video recordings and synchronised inclinometry measurements. The video recordings were analyzed by a loss analysis technique.
The results shows that non-VAW time proportion (waste) at the follow up was not reduced, but rather showed a trend towards an increase. Mechanical exposures during non-VAW and VAW were essentially not changed during the follow up time. The risk for MSDs for dentists due to mechanical exposure is unchanged. The used loss analysis technique has a lot to contribute in health care settings but the used concept applied needs further elaboration in the future.
Dentistry; Rationalisations: Value-added; Workload
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65421OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-65421DiVA: diva2:395569