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Studies on patient's perception and awareness of health insurance coverage for smoking cessation treatment in dentistry

치과내 금연치료 건강보험 적용에 관한 환자 인식도 및 의식 수준에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2015.06.22
  • Accepted : 2015.07.14
  • Published : 2015.09.30

Abstract

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.

Keywords

smoking cessation;heath insurance;dentistry

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단