Does access to dental care, as well as urgent dental care clinics help lower emergency room costs?
Research topic: Does access to dental care, as well as urgent dental care clinics help lower emergency room costs?
Hypothesis: Access to “on call” or emergency dental care after normal business hours will help lower healthcare cost.
these are some of the references that I have found on the research topic: (make sure you find articles or journals within 10years)
- Davis, E. E., Deinard, A. S. and Maïga, E. W.H. (2010), Doctor, my tooth hurts: the costs of incomplete dental care in the emergency room. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 70: 205–210. doi:10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00166.x . Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.gvsu.edu/doi/10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00166.x/full
- McCormick, A. P., Abubaker, A. O., Laskin, D. M., Gonzales, M. S., & Garland, S. (2013). Reducing the Burden of Dental Patients on the Busy Hospital Emergency Department. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 71(3), 475-478. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2012.08.023 . Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.gvsu.edu/science/article/pii/S0278239112012335
- Olson, S. (2015, February 28). Round-the-clock dental practice sees opportunity in the wee hours. Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ibj.com/articles/52024-round-the-clock-dental-practice-sees-opportunity-in-the-wee-hours
- Sun, B. C., Chi, D. L., Schwarz, E., Milgrom, P., Yagapen, A., Malveau, S., … Lowe, R. A. (2015). Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Problems: A Mixed-Methods Study. American Journal of Public Health, 105(5), 947-955. doi:10.2105/ajph.2014.302398
- The Pew Center on the States: Pew Children’s Dental Campaign. (2012, February). A costly dental destination: Hospital care means states pay dearly. Pew Center Issue Brief. Retrieved from http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2012/01/16/a-costly-dental-destination.pdf
- Wall T, Nasseh K, Vujicic M. (2014, August). Majority of dental-related emergency department visits lack urgency and can be diverted to dental offices. Health Policy Institute Research Brief. American Dental Association. Retrieved from http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Research/HPI/Files/HPIBrief_0814_1.ashx
- Wall T, Vujicic M. (2015, April). Emergency department use for dental conditions continues to increase. Health Policy Institute Research Brief. American Dental Association. Retrieved from http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Res.
Instructions for the research paper:
The research paper must follow the APA Publication style as found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.
1.Introduction to the research topic (give background
and significance of research topic/question, 4-5 pages)
2.Specific Research Question (be sure to include within
[cite recent articles, most within past 10 years, and original sources
rather than ‘compilations’ or ‘textbooks; web-based sources must be ‘valid
research sources’. In general you can/should also use professional journals
to explore different dimensions of your topic; or other legitimate research
sources, such as reports from think-tanks, professional associations, and
policy documents]. Do not rely heavily on newspaper articles, or other general
web sites. Be sure the websites you consult are legitimate and that the
items found on websites is based on research, not opinion. Be sure to include
the theory, and models discussed in the literature (see item 4)
Theory, and/or Models that that are relevant to your topic and apply to issue that help to improve
understanding/ or solve the issue.
YOU MUST REFERENCE THE THEORIES OR MODELS THAT SUPPORT YOUR RESEARCH QUESTION
AND/OR APPROACH TO THE TOPIC. TYPICALLY THESE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE LITERATURE
REVIEW rather than in a stand-alone section. They can also be referenced in
your Discussion/Conclusion section.
of your findings: Summarize
the key findings of your research. What is the answer to your research
discussion of the limitations of the study, areas for further research or exploration, any policy
recommendations that arise from your study, if applicable.
AbstracT: include in seperate page at the end
Style also requires you to prepare an ABSTRACT which summarizes your
research (at the end of the paper). It requires you to
prepare a one-page description of your research – the research question,
methods used or models used to frame the study, why it is significant, the key
findings, and major conclusions or recommendations from your researcH