Dental insurance: a comparison between closed versus open plan
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Organized dentistry has two primary goals. One is to seek to improve the dental health of the public; the other is to preserve the autonomy and economic well being of the profession. The dental care delivery system with emphasizes financial arrangements, being responsible to pay for services rendered, plays an important roll to fulfill those two goals in dental organization. Today's financing arrangements are available through a variety of dental insurances which own different plans and offer a variety of policies. SPSS-X was used to evaluate two different dental plans, the closed panel and the open panel among 5000 eligibles in the Massachusetts Public Employees Fund. The closed panel was more popular than open plan because: 1. Closed panel needs less paper work and easier for employee to process than open panel. 2. Closed panel policy is· easy to understand by the employee. 3. There are more financial support available for employee in the closed plane than in the open plan.
Thesis (M.Sc.D.)--Boston University. Henry M. Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, 1990 (Dental Public Health)Bibliography: leaves 29-32.
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