Can audits of family contact for out of area placements inform improvements in practice?

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Russell Woolgar summarises a study of family contact during out of area placements for patients in a specialist forensic intellectual disability service.

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Home visits and telephone contacts reduced early childhood caries in a low socio-economic area

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Early childhood caries (ECC) remains an important clinical challenge so a range of preventive approaches have been used. The aims of this study were to investigate the efficacy of  home visits (HV) compared with  telephone contacts (TC) and no contact (NC) in reducing ECC , Mutans streptococcus (MS) levels and lactobacilli(LB) colonisation in children from [read the full story…]