The patient perspective, functional outcomes and morbidity are key factors that influence 'quality of life'. There are many examples of how developments in oral and maxillofacial surgery have improved the outcome and 'quality of life' for patients with head, face, and jaw pathologies. This article is in two parts. Firstly, general comments about how changes in surgical interventions have had a positive impact on 'quality of life' outcomes, and the second part focuses on the patients' perspective.
|Journal||ENT & Audiology News|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|