Place of residence affects routine dental care in the intellectually and developmentally disabled adult population on medicaid

Julie Bershadsky, Robert L. Kane

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Abstract

Objective. To compare the likelihood of intellectually and developmentally disabled (ID/DD) adults receiving a dental cleaning across places of residence. Data Sources. Medicaid and Minnesota's Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) databases. Study Design. All adults with DD assessments in MMIS in 2001-2002. Data Extraction Methods. All completed DD assessments in 2001-2002 linked to Medicaid utilization data for same recipients for same years. Conclusions. The most disabled individuals are generally least likely to receive a dental cleaning. Individuals living in their own or a family home are less likely to receive the procedure than those living in ICF/MRs or a group home, even after controlling for disability, with those living in a group home falling in between ICF/MR and own/family home residents. The level of preventive dental care that ID/DD adults receive in community settings may be inadequate, particularly for persons living in own homes or with family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1389
Number of pages14
JournalHealth services research
Volume45
Issue number5 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

Keywords

  • Mentally retarded
  • dental care
  • developmentally disabled
  • disability
  • residence

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