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OBJECTIVE This paper reports on factors that predict the market penetration and growth into the market of both medical and dental managed care, and the relationship between the two. METHODS Using data from the National Association of Dental Plans, the Interstudy Competitive Edge HMO Census, and the Area Resource File from 1987-95, we created an analytic(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of oral health on HIV patients has not been sufficiently documented. OBJECTIVE To estimate the associations between measures of oral and generic health-related quality of life in persons receiving medical care for HIV. DESIGN This is a longitudinal study of interview data collected in a probability sample of adults with HIV(More)
Development of oral health status indexes poses a set of theoretical and methodological challenges. Although the amount of work done on oral health indexes is far less that that done on general health indexes, to date those developed share many of the same theorectical assumptions. For the most part they have shared the dominant biomedical paradigm and the(More)
Clinically evaluated oral health outcome variables from the ICS-II USA data set were examined in the diverse ethnic groups, for two adult age cohorts (35-44 and 65-74 years). These measures were derived from epidemiological examinations and include the DMFT components, loss of attachment, and an indicator of treatment need--the ratio of decayed teeth over(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to analyze the relationship between self-reported oral dryness and the demographic, enabling, behavioral, clinical, and treatment characteristics among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients in medical care. STUDY DESIGN The study group consisted of the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study cohort, a nationally(More)