Factors related to busyness of practicing dentists

Kang-Ju Lee, Na-Gyung Lee, Hyun-Jeong Ju, Sun-Hwa Park, Cha-Young Lim, Hyo-Won Oh, Heung-Soo Lim
2013 Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health  
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objectives: This study investigated the busyness of dentists and analyzed factors related to busyness in these professionals. Methods: The subjects were 243 practicing dentists. Surveys were
more » ... rried out via mail. Busyness was measured by using the Mumma scale. The data were analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis test. Results: The dentists' busyness index was 1.91. Of the participants, 40% of practicing dentists wanted more patients, 30.8% did not overwork but did not want more patients, and 27.1% overworked and did not want more patients. The busyness index was significantly related to the number of dental hygienists and dentists. However, it did not differ with respect to the number of assistant nurses. Conclusions: The busyness index should be considered when developing relevant human resource plans.
doi:10.11149/jkaoh.2013.37.4.224 fatcat:ywi54zzfi5a4vit2z7dkpgoisu