Table 5

Episode Risk Group™ (ERG) scores for members with specified conditions grouped bu utilization of dental services a,c

Diabetes

Coronary Artery Disease

Cerebrovascular Disease


Periodontitis Codes

3.39

4.68

6.23

Gingivitis Codes

4.23

5.41

6.96

Dental Maintenance Services (DMS)b

4.18

5.51

7.06

Other Dental Servicesb

5.41

6.67

8.29

No Dental Servicesb

4.79

6.49

8.26


P-values for Periodontitis Codes

Periodontitis Codes vs. DMS

< .001

< .001

< .001

Periodontitis Codes vs. Other Dental Services

< .001

< .001

< .001

Periodontitis Codes vs. No Dental Services

< .001

< .001

< .001

P-values for Gingivitis Codes

Gingivitis Codes vs. DMS

0.580

0.170

0.560

Gingivitis Codes vs. Other Dental Services

< .001

< .001

< .001

Gingivitis Codes vs. No Dental Services

< .001

< .001

< .001

P-values for Periodontitis Codes vs. Gingivitis Codes

Periodontitis Codes vs. Gingivitis Codes

< .001

< .001

0.002


aData are cumulative for two-year period (2001 and 2002)

bEnrollees in the dental maintenance services, other dental services, or no dental services received no periodontal services in 2001 and 2002.

cRetrospective risk score

Albert et al. BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:103   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-6-103

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