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Public health policy: How much do the general public want to be involved in decisions on implementing water fluoridation?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ray Lowry


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Objective Test general public view about how much they wish to be involved in water fluoridation implementation decisions. Design Qualitative research using focus group discussions led by an experienced moderator. Setting Among the general public living in three nonfluoridated areas in England. Subjects Members of the public more than 20 years of age and by social class. Results General public wish to be informed of water fluoridation plans but do not see themselves as being the appropriate implementation arbiters. Conclusions In the public's eyes, it would be inappropriate and unwelcome to delegate to them the decision about whether to fluoridate the public water supply.

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Author(s): Lowry RJ; Thompson B; Lennon MA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2000

Volume: 188

Issue: 9

Pages: 500-502

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4800521


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