114-699 / Accredited program for continuing education (CE) for dentists

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GOP Information
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Austrian Dental Chamber

 

Topic
Professional learning program on quality and safety
Accreditation
Category
Education in Patient Safety
GOP Description
Implementation level
National
Clinical settings
Dental offices in Austria
Objectives
To guarantee the standard of CE for dentists and to maximise the number of CE diploma
Population
Dentists established in Austria
Methods
Methodology
1. All events concerning CE for dentists have to be accreditated by the Chamber.
2. Credit points depneding on the content and time frame of the event are defined.
3. Dentists participating at CE events are reported to the Chamber.
4. Credit points are registered per dentist by the Chamber.
5. Dentists who have reached a certain amount of credit points (120 at the moment) get a diploma for CE.
Timeframe implementation
~ one year
Implementation tools available
Data base has to be establisked
Communication between Chamber and organisers of events has to be secured.
Implementation cost
~ € 100.000 + annual costs of ~ € 50.000 (personnel and technical costs).
Results
Method used to measure the results
Comparison between the situation from before introducing the program and the situation afterwards concerning the number of dentists completing the CE diploma program.
Results
Nowadays ~ 50% of dentists have got a diploma for CE compared to ~ 20% before the introduction of the program.
Analysis of the results
The program helped to increase the rate of CE diploma among dentists significantly.
Implementation barriers
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No
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