Dental expenditure and catastrophic dental expenditure in Eastern Saudi Arabia : pattern and associated factors
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dc.contributor.author AlBaty, Ali es
dc.contributor.author AlGhasham, Hassan es
dc.contributor.author Al Wusaybie, Mahdi es
dc.contributor.author Tantawi, Maha El es
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-05T13:08:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-05T13:08:32Z
dc.date.issued 2019 es
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/72023
dc.description.abstract Dental services have one of the highest expenses among health services. The aims of the study were to assess (1) dental expenditure (DE), (2) catastrophic dental expenditure (CDE), (3) dental services payment and (4) factors associated with DE and CDE. A cross sectional study was conducted in 2018 in Saudi Arabia. Using convenience sample, participants were recruited from governmental and private dental clinics/hospitals. A questionnaire assessed (a) personal information, (b) dental background: payment methods, type of clinics visited, perceived oral health status, frequency of pain and (c) payment for dental services received. The number of remaining teeth was clinically assessed. Two outcome variables were assessed (1) total DE in linear regression and (b) CDE (DE exceeds 10% of income) in logistic regression. Personal and dental background variables were explanatory variables. The response rate was 83.8% (419/500) with 43% reporting expenditure, 16.5% facing CDE and 36.3% using multiple payment methods. The greatest DE was for crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, fillings and implants. Income, payment method and pain were associated with DE and CDE. Participants used multiple payment methods including out of pocket and faced CDE. The bulk of expenditure was for rehabilitative services. The availability and quality of health-insured primary care services may reduce the financial burden facing dental patients. es
dc.source AlBaty, Ali ; AlGhasham, Hassan ; Al Wusaybie, Mahdi ; Tantawi, Maha El. Dental expenditure and catastrophic dental expenditure in Eastern Saudi Arabia : pattern and associated factors. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 11 7 2019: 601-608 es
dc.title Dental expenditure and catastrophic dental expenditure in Eastern Saudi Arabia : pattern and associated factors es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.identifier.doi 10.4317/jced.55820 es

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