Alberta's universal dental plan for the elderly: differences in use over 6 years by two cohorts.

@article{Lewis1995AlbertasUD,
  title={Alberta's universal dental plan for the elderly: differences in use over 6 years by two cohorts.},
  author={Donald Wayne Lewis and Gregory W. Thompson},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1995},
  volume={85 10},
  pages={
          1408-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Dental services use by two cohorts under the universal dental plan for the elderly in Alberta, Canada, was examined. METHODS Two birth cohorts 65 to 69 years old at entry who used the plan from 1978 to 1979 (n = 17,816) or from 1985 to 1986 (n = 27,474) were analyzed over 6 successive years for differences in dental services use and costs. RESULTS The 1985/86 cohort received 24% more visits per patient than the 1978/79 cohort. Their inflation-adjusted expenditures increased by 19… CONTINUE READING