Trials 2015 Jun 20;16:278. Epub 2015 Jun 20.
Department of Oral Health Sciences, Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities, University of Washington, Box 357475, Seattle, WA, 98195-7475, USA.
Background: To improve the oral health of low-income children, innovations in dental delivery systems are needed, including community-based care, the use of expanded duty auxiliary dental personnel, capitation payments, and global budgets. This paper describes the protocol for PREDICT (Population-centered Risk- and Evidence-based Dental Interprofessional Care Team), an evaluation project to test the effectiveness of new delivery and payment systems for improving dental care and oral health.
Methods/design: This is a parallel-group cluster randomized controlled trial. Read More