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The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the utilization of emergency dental services
Guo, H
Zhou, Y
Liu, X
Tan, J
Acceso Abierto
Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas
Background/Purpose To assess how the current COVID-19 epidemic influenced peoples' utilization of emergency dental services in Beijing, China. Methods The first-visit patients seeking emergency dental services before or at the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic were retrieved. Their demographic characteristics and the reasons for visiting were recorded and analyzed. Results There were 2,537 patients involved in this study. Thirty-eight percent fewer patients visited the dental urgency at the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic than before. The distribution of dental problems has changed significantly. The proportion of dental and oral infection raised from 51.0% of pre-COVID-19 to 71.9% during COVID-19, and dental trauma decreased from 14.2% to 10.5%. Meanwhile, the non-urgency cases reduced to three-tenths of pre-COVID-19. Conclusion Within the limitation of this study, the COVID-19 epidemic had a strong influence on the utilization of emergency dental services.
Journal of Dental Sciences
2020
Preimpreso
https://coronavirus.1science.com/item/983475736207cfb4308dddff6b55babe30b66e0f
Inglés
VIRUS RESPIRATORIOS
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