ASTDD Emergency Department Data Collection Resources
Methods in Assessing Non-Traumatic Dental Care in Emergency Departments
This report is a review of studies on the use of emergency departments (EDs) for non traumatic oral health conditions. As with most public health problems, the first steps in addressing the issue are to confirm its existence and quantify its extent. This report explores the extent of variation in the different aspects of research conducted, including target populations, outcomes of interest, predictive factors investigated, data sources used, and specific research methods employed including the diagnostic codes used in defining ED dental care. This report presents the findings of the investigation, summarizes the positive and negative aspects of the findings, and provides recommendations on the conduct of future research. (January 2016)
Methods in Assessing Non-Traumatic Dental Care in Emergency Departments Appendices - The appendices include information taken verbatim from the respective websites. (January 2016)
Methods in Assessing Non-Traumatic Dental Care in Emergency Departments Publications Update (July 2023) - This document provides a listing of additional publications related to the use of emergency departments for non-traumatic oral conditions published since the report, Methods in Assessing Non-Traumatic Dental Care in Emergency Departments was completed. These publications were found using the same search criteria used to complete the literature search for the initial report. This listing of publications may be useful to those interested in information and results from the most recent studies published on this topic. This list is being updated periodically.