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Analysis of Patient Seeking Second Opinion Who Are Undergoing Full Mouth Orthodontic Treatment

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2012 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 20, 2012
Last updated: February 23, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

Patient safety is a great concern for the whole society. Since the investigators have a leadership in the medical field in Taiwan, the investigators should be courageous to face the reality from the patients seeking second opinions undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontics just became a recognized specialty by the Department of Health in Taiwan in 2009. It is just a beginning to set up the training course criteria at the national level. It will be a good timing for us to look at the treatment quality when patients seeking second opinions at NTUH. Whether the unsatisfied results are from the patient's unrealistic expectation, patient's compliance issue, doctor's diagnosis, treatment planning or skills, or a simple communication problem, depend on a good systemic analysis from the records and questionnaire collected in a timely fashion.

The investigators plan to ask patients who are undergoing full-mouth orthodontic treatment and seeking second opinion to join this study. The investigators will thoroughly explain to patients before they agree to take records and fill in questionnaire. Then the investigators use these records to perform root cause analysis.

Our hypothesis is that the risk of adverse event (AE) is related to the training quality, communication skills, patient's understanding and compliance. From these results, the investigators shall be able to assess the risk of AE and make the education policy either at continued education level or special training courses towards a patient satisfied treatment.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Analysis of Patient Seeking Second Opinion Who Undergoing Full Mouth Orthodontic Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2014

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who are not under full mouth fixed orthodontic treatment in National Taiwan University Hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are not under full mouth fixed orthodontic treatment in National Taiwan University Hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient who only had partial orthodontic treatment
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01538524

Contact: Pi-Huei Liu 886-23562347

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Pi-Huei Liu National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01538524     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201109008RB
Study First Received: February 20, 2012
Last Updated: February 23, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017