Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 4, P847-867 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0095 View full text
Gregg H Gilbert, Mark S Litaker, Sonia K Makhija

Abstract: We recently demonstrated with the Florida Dental Care Study (FDCS) that the racial mix of the dental practice attended was significantly associated with patient-specific service receipt and health outcome. Therefore, our objective here was to determine if African Americans and lower-income people attended dental practices with characteristics systematically different from the practices attended by their counterparts. The FDCS was a prospective cohort study of 873 people at baseline who were followed for 48 mon…

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