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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Horner-Johnson W, Dobbertin K, Beilstein-Wedel E
Disparities in dental care associated with disability and race and ethnicity.
The purpose of this study was to determine how the combination of disability and race and ethnicity is associated with dental examinations, delays in receiving needed care, and inability to obtain needed care among noninstitutionalized working-age adults in the United States. It found that, compared with non-Hispanic whites, other racial and ethnic groups were less likely to receive annual dental examinations.
Citation: Horner-Johnson W, Dobbertin K, Beilstein-Wedel E . Disparities in dental care associated with disability and race and ethnicity. J Am Dent Assoc 2015 Jun;146(6):366-74. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.01.024..
Keywords: Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Dental and Oral Health, Disparities
Manski RJ, Moeller JF, Chen H
AHRQ Author: Manski RJ
Dental use and expenditures for older uninsured Americans: the simulated impact of expanded coverage.
The purpose of this paper is to empirically determine if insurance alone would close the current gaps in dental use and expenditures between insured and uninsured older Americans. Comparing simulated dental use and expenditures rates of newly insured persons against the corresponding rates for those previously insured, the authors found that it would close previous gaps in use and expense.
Citation: Manski RJ, Moeller JF, Chen H . Dental use and expenditures for older uninsured Americans: the simulated impact of expanded coverage. Health Serv Res. 2015 Feb;50(1):117-35. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12205..
Keywords: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Dental and Oral Health, Health Insurance, Elderly, Healthcare Costs