Personnel resources as a component of ensuring the quality and availability of dental care for the population of Ukraine


Keywords: dentists, human resources, organization of dental care.

Abstract

Annotation. Providing high-quality and affordable dental care to the population requires monitoring the medical staff of the dental service. Purpose: to analyze the state and problems of human resources of the dental service of the system of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in 2010-2020. Using the medical-statistical method, the statistical data of the Center for Medical Statistics of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine were analyzed. It is established that during 2010-2020 in Ukraine the process of restructuring the network of dental institutions continues. As a result, the number of communal/state institutions in the system of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine has decreased and the number of private institutions has increased rapidly. This process causes the outflow of dentists from the communal to the private sector of dentistry. During the observation period, the number of dentists in the institutions of the system of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine decreased by 40.9% (from 21,313 in 2010 to 12,601 individuals in 2020). The number of dentists per 10 000 population in the system of the Ministry of Health decreased by 34.9% (from 4.67 in 2010 to 3.04 in 2020). The staffing of full-time positions of dentists in the institutions of the Ministry of Health decreased over the observation period from 93.3% to 86.9%. Dentists of the system of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine are highly qualified to provide the population with quality dental care: 73.3% of them are certified (67.2% among doctors of all specialties), among the certified half (49.7%) have the highest, and a third (32.9%) – the first qualification category. Dentists in the institutions of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine continue to provide the bulk of dental care to the population of the country, serving the vast majority (63.1%) of all dental visits and have 2.2-2.9 times higher average annual workload than their counterparts in private sector of dental care. Solving the problem of providing the population of Ukraine with affordable and high-quality dental care requires the development of an effective personnel policy in the field of dental health, aimed at maintaining the human resources of the communal/state sector of dentistry.

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Published
2022-03-28
How to Cite
Grohotov, V. A., & Orlova, N. M. (2022). Personnel resources as a component of ensuring the quality and availability of dental care for the population of Ukraine. Reports of Vinnytsia National Medical University, 26(1), 113-118. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31393/reports-vnmedical-2022-26(1)-21
Section
SOCIAL MEDICINE, ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH PROTECTION