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Studies on patient's perception and awareness of health insurance coverage for smoking cessation treatment in dentistry
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Studies on patient's perception and awareness of health insurance coverage for smoking cessation treatment in dentistry
Cho, In-Woo; Shin, Hyun-Seung; Park, Jung-Chul;
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Purpose: Recently, smoking cessation treatment at dental clinic can be covered by national health insurance. The aim of this study is to evaluate the awareness on the health insurance coverage for smoking cessation treatment in dentistry. Materials and Methods: The survey was carried out on 100 new patients of the patients in Dankook Dental Hospital from March to April 2015. The Questionnaire consists of 18 items. Results: The results show that many of patients expect positive effects of the treatment but most of the respondents were not aware of the initiation of health insurance coverage smoking cessation treatment in dentistry. Conclusion: The government and ministry of health should pay more attention to the promotion of the smoking cessation treatment in dentistry.
smoking cessation;heath insurance;dentistry;
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