Barriers to oral health across selected European countries and the USA
JournalInternational Dental Journal
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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AbstractIn this review we consider oral-health access among older adults within and between the USA and various European countries with regard to possible primary financial and modifiable secondary non-financial factors. For older adults, the likelihood of using dental services has been associated, in the health literature, with a multiplicity of factors. These factors are traditionally classified into predisposing, enabling and need categories, and can be further classified into modifiable and non-modifiable subcategories. This raises the question of which single factor or group of factors has the most influence in keeping older adults from seeking care, and how these influences might differ between the USA and various other (European) countries. As it turns out, there is variation in the magnitude of effects across certain measurable potential barriers, but generally it takes a combination of characteristics associated with non-use to have a substantial impact.
SponsorsThe present paper uses data from RAND HRS and RAND SHARE with funding from the National Institute on Aging (grant number NIA U01AG009740), Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Additional funding from the USA National Institute on Aging (U01 AG09740-13S2, P01 AG005842, P01 AG08291, P30 AG12815, R21 AG025169, Y1-AG-4553-01, IAG BSR06-11 and OGHA 04-064) and from the German Ministry of Education and Research.
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