Introduction: The Department of Health increasingly questions which treatments the NHS should provide. Third molar surgery, the commonest OMFS operation, is under such scrutiny. In order to determine clinical need, patient symptoms and treatment outcomes must be collected. However, data collection is onerous for the busy surgeon so this study evaluated the co-operation of patients with self-completion of their data in the waiting room; the time taken by the surgeon in evaluating NICE compliance; and ease and patient compliance with follow-up.
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