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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2017, vol. 23, issue 3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2017233.1681
Published online: 21 September 2017

Original article

J of IMAB 2017 Jul-Sep;23(3):1681-1683
Evelina Perchinska–Poptodorova1ORCID logo, Stayko Spiridonov2ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Kalina Stefanova3ORCID logo,
1) Department of Health Economy, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
2) Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
3) Subsidiary "Prof. Ivan Mitev" – Vratsa, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Purpose: In the Republic of Bulgaria dental disorders concern the prevailing population. They are cumulative, progressive and are not self-healing. The present paper examines the patient's opinions about the dental care.
Materials and Methods: The paper is based on a research realized in June-December 2016. The research was conducted among patients with dental care using dental services in the capital. The authors investigate their knowledge of the dental package by NHIF, how often they use it, whether their needs have been satisfied, how many of them have additional voluntary health insurance package for dental services and is there any financial benefit.
Results and conclusions: The study shows that the dental healthcare system doesn’t meet the needs of the patients.

Keywords: dental care, health insurance, voluntary health insurance, National health insurance fund (NHIF),

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Please cite this article in PubMed Style or AMA (American Medical Association) Style:
Perchinska–Poptodorova E, Spiridonov S, Stefanova K. Analysis of the opinions expressed by the dental aid consumers in the Republic of Bulgaria. J of IMAB. 2017 Jul-Sep;23(3):1681-1683. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2017233.1681

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assoc. Prof. Stayko Ivanov Spiridonov, MD. Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University – Sofia; 8, Bialo more str., fl. 5; 1527 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: sspiridonov@abv.bg

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Received: 07 June 2017
Published online: 21 September 2017

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