Health system values and social values of dental practitioners
AbstractObjectives To describe the social and health system values of dentists, examine the associations of essential and instrumental health system values and social values with health system values.Methods A random sample of Australian dentists was surveyed by mailed self-complete questionnaires in 2004 (response rateÂ =Â 72%, nÂ =Â 191).Results A minority agreed with egalitarian social values (19%), while the majority endorsed the essential health system values of fair access (84%), quality of care (93%), efficiency (82%), respect for patients (90%) and patient advocacy (81%). A minority agreed with the instrumental health system values of personal responsibility (48%) and social solidarity (45%), but a majority agreed with social advocacy (73%), provider autonomy (95%), consumer sovereignty (91%) and personal security (65%). The strongest associations between essential values and instrumental values (PÂ
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Volume (Year): 86 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (May)
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