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A Geographic Information System-Based Analysis for the Supply-Side Policy of Dental Hygienists in South Korea
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  • Journal title : Journal of dental hygiene science
  • Volume 15, Issue 6,  2015, pp.836-844
  • Publisher : the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene science
  • DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.836
 Title & Authors
A Geographic Information System-Based Analysis for the Supply-Side Policy of Dental Hygienists in South Korea
Yang, Jin-Young;
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 Abstract
The objective of this research is to analyze geographical distribution of Korean dental hygienists to provide the geographical basis of supply-side policy for dental hygienists from the perspective of dental geography by using Geographic Information System (GIS) in which the choropleth map has been regarded as the most popular method. The present report is highly meaningful for the policy of dental hygienist on the supply side of dental care market. The data used in the article derive from the statistics-associated portal site provided by Korean government. It includes the statistics on general population, the regional numbers of dental hygiene students, county-based numbers of registered dental hygienists, dentists, and dental clinics and hospitals. Several maps are created by investigating these statistical data with GIS. This study is focused on the comparative analysis between entrants to the department of dental hygiene, registered acting dental hygienists and dentists in terms of county-based distribution per its population. The main result demonstrates that whereas about half of dental hygienists and dentists are respectively concentrated in Seoul and Gyung-gi, just one-fifth of entrants to the department of dental hygiene in the Seoul-metropolitan area. From the perspective of the supply-side policy of dental hygienists, the research argues that the creation or expansion of the department of dental hygiene does not directly meet social need for dental care services.
 Keywords
Dental hygienists;Dental hygiene students;Dentists;Distribution;Geographic information systems;
 Language
Korean
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