Recommendation ID

Reducing demands on health and social care services:- Do preventive oral health interventions in residential and nursing care homes reduce demands on other health and social care services?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- No research has been conducted in England that demonstrates a reduction in demand on other resources, such as hospital admissions, as a result of oral health care interventions. This is particularly important if limited resources are to be used efficiently.

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