ERIC Number: ED299251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Explaining Dental Utilization Behavior.
Davies, Allyson Ross; And Others
This report examines the factors other than dental health insurance that explain people's use of dental health services. The analyses were designed to address three questions: (1) What explains the substantial percentage of people with dental health insurance who do not use any dental care during a year? (2) What underlying (and often unmeasured) differences in need, attitudes, or continuity manifest themselves as observed sociodemographic group variations in use of dental care? and (3) Do the same or different factors account for care-seeking and for amount of care once an individual enters the system? For both adults and children, two dependent variables were examined--the probability of use and expenditures by users. For adults, preventive and illness-related services were distinguished for each of these variables. Data from the study are appended and references are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Dental Health, Health Insurance, Health Services, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Primary Health Care, Socioeconomic Status
The RAND Corporation, Publications Department, 1700 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406 2138 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Health Services Research (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.