publication . Article . 2016

Quality improvement program reduces perioperative dental injuries – A review of 64,718 anesthetic patients

Kuo, Yi-Wei; Lu, I-Cheng; Yang, Hui-Ying; Chiu, Shun-Li; Hsu, Hung-Te; Cheng, Kuang-I;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, volume 79, issue 12, pages 678-682 (issn: 1726-4901, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
Background: Perioperative dental injury (PDI) is a common adverse event associated with anesthesia that can easily lead to medicolegal litigation. A quality improvement program was conducted with the electronic, standardized dental chart to document dentition before anesthesia and dentist consultation when necessary. This study aimed to reduce PDIs through execution of a quality improvement program. Methods: We reviewed the 42-month interval anesthetic records of 64,718 patients who underwent anesthesia. A standardized electronic dental chart was designed to identify any dental prosthetics, fixed and removable dentures, and degree of loose teeth. The incidenc...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseasesstomatognathic system
free text keywords: preoperative evaluation, R5-920, quality improvement, Medicine (General), Medicine(all), perioperative dental injury (PDI)
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publication . Article . 2016

Quality improvement program reduces perioperative dental injuries – A review of 64,718 anesthetic patients

Kuo, Yi-Wei; Lu, I-Cheng; Yang, Hui-Ying; Chiu, Shun-Li; Hsu, Hung-Te; Cheng, Kuang-I;