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A study on the actual condition of dental clinic use of the out patient

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2010, 10(4), pp.635-644
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

한세영 1 한수연 2

1혜전대학교
2혜천대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze and investigate the effecting factors on the actual condition of dental clinic use of the out patient. Methods: In oder to achieve this purpose, A survey for 302 patients in 6 participating dental clinics located in Daejeon metropolitan city from May 01 to May 30, 2010. The result of this study was as follows. Results: 1. The duration of dental clinic use was reflected in 36.1% of the under 1 year, 34.1% of over 2 years, and 29.8% of over 1 ~ under 2 years in order. Especially, the higher the duration of over 2 years the higher the age was, on married group had a significance. 2. The type of medical examination for samples was 27.6% of periodontal, 26.5% of conservative, 17.2% of prosthodontics, 10.9% of implant, and 7.9% of preventive in order. Especially, the male group the more the prosthodontics, implant had a significance. the higher the monthly income, on married group, the more the prosthodontics, periodontal, and implant had a significance. 3. The motive of dental clinic selection was 38.4% of acquaintances' inducement, 33.4% of the high level of treatment, 15.6% of easy accessibility, and 7.0% of good physician interaction in order. Especially, male group the more the easy accessibility, high level of treatment, good physician interaction had a significance. 4. The mean of transportation in order to visit a dental clinic was 38.7% of public transportation, 37.5% of the own car, 23.8% of others in order. Especially, there was a highly significant difference on the public transportation in female, the lower education level, lower monthly income, and medical protection group. 5. The duration of time required of dental clinic reflected in 80.1% of the under 30 minute , 16.3% of over 30 minute~under 1 hour, and 3.6% of over 1 hour in order. Especially, the higher the treatment satisfaction, the dissatisfaction the higher the duration of time required under 30 minute had a significance. Conclusions: These results indicate that as medical services upgrade and get more varied, the expectation of medical quality also increases. It is thus considered that the revitalization of this hospital’s management strategy can be achieved by providing highly developed medical services, and, more importantly, by better understanding the actual conditions of dental clinic use by the patients themselves.

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