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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25423

Title: Dental Treatment Workload and Cost of Newly Enrolled Personnel in the Canadian Forces
Authors: Batsos, Constantine
Advisor: Quiñonez, Carlos
Department: Dentistry
Keywords: Canadian Forces
military recruits
dental treatment needs
dental treatment workload
dental treatment requirements
dental services
dental treatment costs
oral health
area-based measures
young adults
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2010
Abstract: Aim: To describe and analyze the demographic profile and the dental treatment needs, workload and costs of the 2007 and 2008 CF recruit population (N=10,641). Method: Treatment procedures and costs were aggregated and calculated, beginning from the date of a member’s enrolment, over a period that ranged between 13 to 36 months. Associations between treatment services and the demographic variables were tested using one-way ANOVA and chi-square tests. Independent samples T-test was used to compare means. Linear regression models were used to determine the influence of demographic variables on treatment cost. Results: Treatment needs and costs varied with recruit age, gender, rank, first language (French/English), birthplace (Canada/Foreign), tobacco use, province and census tract. The cost of treatment for the entire population was $13.9M. Mean cost per recruit was $1224 over an average period of 26 months. Outsource costs ($2.9M) were driven by referrals for restorative, endodontic and oral surgery procedures.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25423
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Faculty of Dentistry - Master theses

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