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EFFECTS OF MEDICAID STATE PLAN DENTAL BENEFITS ON DENTAL VISITS AMONG NON-ELDERLY ADULTS

dc.contributor.advisorFranzini, Luisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarthey, Daniel Josephen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T06:30:34Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T06:30:34Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2V97ZV7B
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/21060
dc.description.abstractUsing the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey and optional Health Care Access module, I analyzed dental visits between insurance types and between three levels of Medicaid dental coverage for non-elderly adults in each state defined as no benefits or emergency-only, offering 1-4 services and offering 5 or more service types. I find Medicaid adults are less likely to experience a dental visit compared with adults covered by private insurance. I also find a statistically significant relationship between the level of benefits offered to beneficiaries and the odds of experiencing a dental visit in the previous year. Understanding factors associated with the use of dental services is necessary to adequately address health needs of the Medicaid population and unnecessary emergency room use for non-emergency dental services.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEFFECTS OF MEDICAID STATE PLAN DENTAL BENEFITS ON DENTAL VISITS AMONG NON-ELDERLY ADULTSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Services Administrationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic policyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledDentistryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledadulten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcoverageen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddentalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledinsuranceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMedicaiden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledservicesen_US


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