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Bijzondere tandheelkundige hulp. Een evaluatie van de herziene regeling 1990[Special dentistry assistance. An evaluation of the revised ruling 1990]

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Author: Verrips, G.H. · Kalsbeek, H. · Frencken, J.E.
Institution: TNO Preventie en Gezondheid
Source:Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde, 11, 101, 439-442
Identifier: 232705
Keywords: Health · Dental care · Economics · Evaluation · Health insurance · Law · Legal aspect · Organization and management · Public health · Dental Care for Disabled · Humans · Insurance, Dental · Legislation, Dental · National Health Programs · Netherlands


Public Health insurance provision of dental care for patients with a physical, mental, dental or medical handicap has been reorganized in 1990. In order to evaluate this reorganization, general dental practitioners, dentists in hospital clinics or institutions for the handicapped as well as dentists employed as advisors to local health insurance authorities were interviewed. Results show that, until now, the reorganization has not resulted in an increase of seeking dental care by handicapped patients at the general dental practitioner's. The reorganization seems to have taken place in too much haste, thus not leading to the desired provision of dental care for handicapped patients.