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Article: Dental services and perceived oral health: Are patients better off going private?

TitleDental services and perceived oral health: Are patients better off going private?
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jdent
Citation
Journal Of Dentistry, 2003, v. 31 n. 3, p. 217-221 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective. The aim of this study is to determine associations between method of payment for dental services and perceived oral health in the UK. Method. A national UK study involving a random probability sample of 2718 adults. Respondents were interviewed in their homes about their method of payment for dental services (private or NHS), service use (time and reason for last dental visit), self-reported oral health status (number of teeth possessed and denture status) and the impact of their oral health on their quality of life (employing the 16-item OHQoL-UK© measure). Results. The response rate was 68% (1838/2718). Thirty one percent (575/1838) claimed they paid privately for dental services the last occasion they visited their dentist. This was associated with self-reported number of teeth possessed (P<0.01), denture status (P<0.01), WHO goal of retaining 20 teeth with and without a prosthesis (P<0.05), impact of oral health on life quality (P<0.01), and number of positive oral health influences experienced (P<0.01). However, these associations did not remain apparent having accounted for socio-demographic factors (age, gender, and social class background) and reported dental attendance pattern. Conclusion. Difference in perceived oral health exists between private and NHS dental service users. However, this is more likely to be attributed to socio-demographic factors and regular use of services rather than method of payment. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66007
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.109
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.029
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dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBedi, Ren_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:42:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:42:49Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Dentistry, 2003, v. 31 n. 3, p. 217-221en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0300-5712en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66007-
dc.description.abstractObjective. The aim of this study is to determine associations between method of payment for dental services and perceived oral health in the UK. Method. A national UK study involving a random probability sample of 2718 adults. Respondents were interviewed in their homes about their method of payment for dental services (private or NHS), service use (time and reason for last dental visit), self-reported oral health status (number of teeth possessed and denture status) and the impact of their oral health on their quality of life (employing the 16-item OHQoL-UK© measure). Results. The response rate was 68% (1838/2718). Thirty one percent (575/1838) claimed they paid privately for dental services the last occasion they visited their dentist. This was associated with self-reported number of teeth possessed (P<0.01), denture status (P<0.01), WHO goal of retaining 20 teeth with and without a prosthesis (P<0.05), impact of oral health on life quality (P<0.01), and number of positive oral health influences experienced (P<0.01). However, these associations did not remain apparent having accounted for socio-demographic factors (age, gender, and social class background) and reported dental attendance pattern. Conclusion. Difference in perceived oral health exists between private and NHS dental service users. However, this is more likely to be attributed to socio-demographic factors and regular use of services rather than method of payment. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jdenten_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dentistryen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Dentistry. Copyright © Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Care - economics - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Health Surveysen_HK
dc.subject.meshDentures - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshGreat Britainen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshOral Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrivate Sector - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen_HK
dc.subject.meshSampling Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSelf-Assessmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshSocial Classen_HK
dc.subject.meshState Dentistry - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshTooth Loss - psychologyen_HK
dc.titleDental services and perceived oral health: Are patients better off going private?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C:mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0300-5712(03)00014-9en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume31en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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