Working conditions, health and productivity among dentists: a prospective study during rationalization in public dental care
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Background: Rationalizations comprising technological and organizational changes have been implemented in public dentistry in Sweden during the last decades. The effects on dentists´ work conditions health and production has not been investigated.
Aim: This study aims to analyze changes and associations in dentists´ working conditions, health/illness and production during a period of rationalizations.
Material: Sixty-five dentists responded to a questionnaire in 2003 and 2008, measuring work conditions and health. Production was followed in registers.
Results: During the rationalization period the number of treated adult patients increased. Perceived physical work conditions improved, while work control conditions and perception of the leadership deteriorated. Health/illness was a mediating factor between work conditions and production.
Conclusions: Rationalizations aiming to increase production must take into account employees' work conditions and effects on health/illness in order to achieve its goal.
Dentistry; Rationalizations; Physical working conditions; Health, Structural Equation Modeling
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65427OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-65427DiVA: diva2:395594