Special Issue "Health Services Research on Dentistry in Aged Society"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Oral Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: community oral health; gerontology; preventive dentistry; health service research regarding dentistry; medical sociology
As the global aging of the population will continue, there is an urgent issue to provide enough oral healthcare services to all generations. Fortunately, the prevalence of dental caries in children is being improved in many countries through the expansion of fluoride applications. However, adequate oral health services are not yet being provided to the elderly.
Because the systems for providing dental services vary from country to country, there has been inadequate knowledge gathering on oral health care delivery. In particular, there is little information regarding the extent to which public services cover oral health for the elderly. Another major challenge for health services research in dentistry is the analysis of the dental professional workforce, which is essential for providing adequate dental health services to all generations.
Health services research requires multidisciplinary approaches that examine the relationship between social factors, financial systems, medical technology, accessibility to health care, and the quality and cost of health care. It has been shown that improvement of oral health plays a major role in improving quality of life. The provision of appropriate oral health services is expected to make a significant contribution to the maintenance and improvement of overall health status. We hope that the keywords listed below provide an outline of this topical collection.
Prof. Dr. Hiroko Miura
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- oral health care service delivery
- workforce analysis of dental profession
- health care quality assessment
- geriatric oral health
- health insurance system
- cost of oral health services
- universal health coverage
- real world data on dentistry