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Table 3 Effectiveness of each implementation strategy

From: The effectiveness of guideline implementation strategies in the dental setting: a systematic review

Type of implementation strategy Type of outcome Reported effects
Audit and feedback Antibiotic guideline adherence Significant improvement: [39, 40]
Endodontic guideline adherence Some improvement: [41]
Third molar guideline adherence No improvement: [42]
Reminders Tobacco cessation guideline adherence Significant improvement: [43, 44]
Medically complex conditions guideline adherence Significant improvement, not sustained: [45]
Third molar guideline adherence No improvement: [42]
Education Tobacco cessation guideline adherence Significant improvement: [46]
Some improvement: [47]
Antibiotic guideline adherence Improvement: [48]
Patient-mediated interventions Tobacco cessation guideline adherence Significant improvement: [49]
Medically complex conditions guideline adherence Significant improvement, not sustained: [45]
Pay for performance Fluoride varnish guideline adherence Significant improvement: [50]
Multifaceted interventions Tobacco cessation guideline adherence Some improvement: [47, 51]
Caries risk assessment guideline adherence Improvement: [52]
Oral cancer screening guideline adherence No improvement: [53]
Third molar guideline adherence No improvement: [42]
  1. No significance testing conducted