Evidence of the validity of a model of determinants of quality of restorative dental care


P. Milgrom, Department of Community Dentistry, University of Washington (SM-35), Seattle, Washington 98195, U.S.A.


Abstract A model describing the relationship between self-reported quality of restorative dentistry and demist characteristics for 119 Montana general dentists is presented. The best predictors formed a significant model explaining 22% of the variance of the quality measure. Results are contrasted with a previous estimation of the model for 102 Washington general practitioners. Evidence for the external validity of the model is presented.