The Association between State Funding and Utilization of Dental Services: A Case for A Universal Dental Scheme
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The aim of this study is to investigate the association between State funding towards dental services and the frequency of dental visits among concession card holders. Based on nationally representative data collected from the Australian National Health Survey, probit regression showed that individuals residing in the State of Tasmania were less likely to visit the dentist relative to residents from the State of Victoria, but no other Australian State showed a consistently significant relation. Variation in the funding of dental services provided by Australian States amplifies inequity among concession card holders and provides support for a universal dental scheme.
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