Hospital Utilization for Non-Traumatic Dental Conditions in Oregon from 2013 to 2015

Published 03/11/2020

Access to oral health benefits is a state by state issue - either the coverage is uneven or totally lacking - and can result in costly trips to the hospital for non-traumatic dental conditions. CareQuest Institute took an in-depth look into Emergency Department (ED) visits specifically in Oregon for non-traumatic dental conditions, and found a need for multi-level solutions, such as teledentistry, to decrease ED utilization across the state.

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