Objective: To review the history of cleft care in the United Kingdom and the rationale and methodology of a national study. Design: Descriptive overview to introduce this series of papers. Setting: Fifty National Health Service cleft teams. Patients/Participants: Two age cohorts, 5-year-olds and 12-year-olds, with nonsyndromic complete unilateral cleft lip and palate and their parents. Main Outcome Measures: Facial development and appearance, quality of bone grafts, speech, oral health and patient/parent satisfaction. Conclusions: The case for a national assessment of cleft care is made. The methodology of the cross-sectional outcome study is described, together with a survey of training for recently appointed clinicians.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Cleft care
- Unilateral cleft lip and palate outcomes
- United Kingdom