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Effect of patient centered medical home on preventive dental services delivery

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Naveed Sadiq, BDS, MPH, Health Services Policy and Management, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Janice C. Probst, PhD, University of South Carolina, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, Columbia, SC
Objective: To analyze the effect of patient centered medical home (PCMH) on the use of preventive dental services among asthmatic children. Methodology: SLAITS 2009-2010 was analyzed. Instructions by CDC were followed to avoid bias. PCMH variable was created from 25 variables in the dataset. Propensity score matching was done for PCMH to remove the bias for dental sevices utilization. SUDAAN was used to analyze the data. Results: We observed that having PCMH had greater odds (3.78) o use of dental services among asthmatic children. Though race, primary language spoken at house, education, and family structure play a role in the utilization pattern of dental services. Conclusion: PCMH improve the patient coordination in the health care system. Asthmatic children (0-17 years) tend to have better utilization of preventive dental services. With the new health reforms and the increase in the electronic health record system, it can be expected that the utilization of dental preventive services would increase.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Analyze the impact of patient centered medical homes among asthmatic children on the delivery of dental services needed and received by the patients.

Keyword(s): Oral Health, Oral Health Outcomes

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal investigator on the use of this data-set and I am responsible for the results and the content of the research.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.