Emily Shortridge, PhD
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Completed Projects - (1)
Use of Emergency Departments and Inpatient Care for Conditions Related to Poor Oral Health Care
This study combines patient-level data from emergency departments and inpatient hospitals from selected states with data on dental HPSA designation, Medicaid dental coverage, and area population characteristics to document the extent to which ED and inpatient settings are used to treat problems related to poor oral health care, the charges for such care, and variations in the use of such services by characteristics of the patient and the area.
Research center: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Topics: Health services, Oral health
Publications - (1)
Use of Emergency Departments for Conditions Related to Poor Oral Health Care
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Persistent and worsening shortages of oral healthcare providers in rural areas, combined with limited acceptance of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, have left many patients without adequate access to dental care.