15. Choice of care


15. Care pathways should be developed that allow people to choose oral healthcare settings, appropriate to individual need

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15 Care pathways should be developed that allow people to choose oral healthcare settings, appropriate to individual need n=6 26.8 88.3
15.1 Care pathways should be developed that allow people to access specialised back up oral health services if needed 20 94 Top
15.2 Care pathways should be developed that allow people to access specialist led oral health services 22 94 High
15.3 Care pathways should be developed that allow people to access dedicated special needs clinics 25 85 High
15.4 Care pathways should be developed that allow people to first access general dental care 26 91 High
15.5 Oral health services should be first accessed through primary care (local dentists) 33 83 High
15.6 People should have a choice of whether they use private or public oral health services 35 83 High

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Consensus statements are presented in order of priority along with mean rank and level of agreement. Constituent items are similarly presented with rank and level of agreement and agreed priority. Statements relate specifically to oral health services for people with disabilities. This is implied in most statements to reduce burden except where this phrase is needed for clarity