Evaluating the effect of usual source of dental care on access to dental services : Comparisons among diverse populations.
Data collected from the International Collaborative Study of Oral Health Outcomes USA (ICS-II) research locations were used to evaluate the relationship between having a usual source of dental care (USDC) and access to dental services.
The robustness of the USDC effect after reducing simultaneity bias was tested in the population-based samples using sensitivity analysis.
Logistic regression results provided evidence that USDC was the strongest and most consistent predictor ofa dental visit in the past 12 months regardless of geographic location, dental care delivery system, or cultural diversity of the population.
Even after removing cases that had a USDC for less than 1 or 2 years, the effect remained.
From a policy perspective, USDC remains critical to understanding and explaining dental care utilization patterns.
The findings suggest the need for designing interventions to increase the availability of a regular provider among vulnerable populations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dentiste, Consultation, Etude comparative, Facteur sociodémographique, Race, Origine ethnique, Etat sanitaire, Niveau étude, Education santé, Statut économique, Caucasoïde, Négroïde, Amérindien, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Hispano américain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dentist, Consultation, Comparative study, Sociodemographic factor, Race, Ethnic origin, Health status, Education level, Health education, Economic status, Caucasoid, Negroid, Amerindian, United States, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 99-0164282
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.