Recommendation ID

Effectiveness and costs of oral health interventions for care home residents:- How effective and cost effective are oral health interventions in care homes including suitable
person-centred outcome measures?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There is a lack of good quality data on the effectiveness of oral health interventions and the costs of delivering them to residents in care homes in England. There is also no robust data on the differential effects on sub-populations in care homes. This includes: people with dementia, people in poor physical health, those with a short life expectancy and younger adults.
It is important to have good quality data to understand the differential impact of oral health interventions to ensure equitable access to oral health treatments and services.
This data is needed for evaluation purposes, to inform future guidance and commissioning decisions, and is vital for informing efficient and fair use of increasingly limited resources.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Oral health for adults in care homes
Date issued
July 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/07/2016