Five questions on emergency room dental care

From the Asbury Park Press:

The Rutgers Center for State Health Policy has issued a report calling attention to the burgeoning use of emergency rooms for nontraumatic dental care.

The trend, researchers say, presents the state’s “health care policymakers with a challenge.”

Here are five questions about the report:

What does the report say?

Emergency room visits for oral care is higher in low-income areas, according to the report, issued by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. The report also shows that it is people between the ages of 19 and 34 who are the largest group using the emergency room for oral care.

“Consistent with findings in national data, use of EDs for oral care in New Jersey is overwhelmingly an issue among younger adults (19-34) and even more so for younger adults living in low-income regions,” the report says.

– See more at: http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2014/03/31/five-questions-on-emergency-room-dental-care/#sthash.8K6Hqmw6.dpuf

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