General anaesthetics Q - What is included in the 18 Week Referral to Treatment (RTT) Standard for Dental Specialties? A - General anaesthetic services led by the salaried dental services are also included in the 18 Weeks RTT Standard. Q - Are dental procedures performed in primary care or community care included within the 18 Week RTT Standard? A - If the procedure requires a general anaesthetic Q - Should all patients requiring general anaesthesia for dental procedures be treated under the 18 Week RTT Standard? A - Yes, dental procedures requiring a general anaesthetic (in the settings as outlined in G1 above) are part of the 18 Week RTT Standard. Q - GA2. If community-run General Anaesthetic sessions are performed within secondary care, will these be included within the 18 Week RTT Standard? A - Yes these patients will be included in the 18 Weeks RTT Standard.
QueSSTcap Analysis Queue Stage of Treatment Capacity
Outpatient procedure recording – North of Scotland NHS Boards 2009/10 –22,623 new outpatients –99% with no procedure recorded –61,313 return outpatients –92% with no procedure code
Top 10 procedure groups recorded for return outpatients, 31 March 2010 Main procedure No. % Other Specified Orthodontic Operations 1,838 3.0 Surgical Removal Of Impacted Wisdom Tooth 423 0.7 Insertion Of Fixed Orthodontic Appliance 330 0.5 Surgical Removal Of Retained Root Of Tooth 255 0.4 Insertion Of Movable Orthodontic Appliance 226 0.4 Surgical Removal Of Tooth NEC 154 0.3 Surgical Removal Of Wisdom Tooth NEC 141 0.2 Apicectomy Of Tooth 139 0.2 Biopsy Of Lesion of Lip 118 0.2 Biopsy Of Lesion of Mouth NEC 106 0.2
Dental Information Developments Scottish Health Information Service Incorporate Dental data mart R4 – Solution Stewardship commencing Review of Dental Specialty definitions Endodontics, prosthodontics,periodontics Increased coverage of statistics Registrations by patient postcode, NHS Board and SIMD Participation – Scotland, NHS Board and age group Childhood admissions to hospital for dental extractions in Scotland A Childsmile service evaluation project
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