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Cameroon mid-level providers offer a promising public health dentistry model

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, November 2012
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Title
Cameroon mid-level providers offer a promising public health dentistry model
Published in
Human Resources for Health, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-10-46
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Authors

Leo Ndiangang Achembong, Agbor Michael Ashu, Amy Hagopian, Ann Downer, Scott Barnhart

Abstract

Oral health services are inadequate and unevenly distributed in many developing countries, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa. Rural areas in these countries and poorer sections of the population in urban areas often do not have access to oral health services mainly because of a significant shortage of dentists and the high costs of care. We reviewed Cameroon's experience with deploying a mid-level cadre of oral health professionals and the feasibility of establishing a more formal and predictable role for these health workers. We anticipate that a task-shifting approach in the provision of dental care will significantly improve the uneven distribution of oral health services particularly in the rural areas of Cameroon, which is currently served by only 3% of the total number of dentists.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 6 19%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Student > Master 4 13%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 8 26%
Unknown 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Psychology 2 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 5 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 September 2015.
All research outputs
#7,885,320
of 15,335,820 outputs
Outputs from Human Resources for Health
#646
of 841 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#105,121
of 257,310 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#32
of 46 outputs
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