An evaluation of physicians’ role in reducing resource burden for atraumatic dental pain in the OHSU Emergency Department Public Deposited

The purpose of this study is to determine the percentage of patients who are uninsured or have public health insurance (OHP, Medicare, and/or Medicaid) seen in the OHSU ED for atraumatic dental pain that receive information about free/low cost community dental care resources in their after visit summaries upon discharge. We hypothesize that less than 50% of these patients receive information about free/low-cost community dental resources in their after-visit summaries. Our objective is to determine a baseline understanding of how many of these patients are given dental resources upon discharge that can be used in a future project to provide education to OHSU ED physicians about free/low-cost community dental resources.

Publication Date
  • 2023
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