Article: Volume 44 Number 11 Page 1021 - December 2017

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  Dent Update 2017; 44: 1021-1022

Editorial:  UDAs remain a broken currency

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Abstract: The Unit of Dental Activity (UDA) remains the currency by which dentists operating in the NHS system in England and Wales are paid. Introduced in 2006, it took only three years before a report roundly condemned these as an inappropriate method for paying dentists.

Author notes: FJ Trevor Burke, DDS, MSc, BDS, MDS, MGDS, FDS, RCS, (Edin), FDS RCS (Eng), FFGDP(UK), FADM, Professor of Dental Primary Care, University of Birmingham, School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Pebble Mill, Birmingham, B5 7EG, UK

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