Affordable Access

The Perfect Storm: What's Pushing Canadians Abroad for Dental Care?

Authors
  • Adams, Krystyna
  • Snyder, Jeremy
  • Crooks, Valorie A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal (Canadian Dental Association)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2017
Volume
83
Identifiers
PMID: 29513212
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

We examine the perspectives of 14 key informants with extensive knowledge of dental care provision in Canada regarding systemic factors that could push Canadians to participate in dental tourism. Drawing on interview discussions about Canadians' access to dental care and their participation in dental tourism, we identify systemic factors related to how dental care is financed and delivered, rising costs of dental care and consumerism in terms of their potential role in Canadians' decisions to purchase dental care abroad. Further research on individual experiences accessing and using dental care, both in Canada and abroad, could help provide a better understanding of how these factors are informing Canadians' decision-making regarding dental care and, as a result, access to needed care.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times