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Dental care risk management provided by Social Protection Institutions of Senegal

Cheikh Mouhamadou Mbacké Lo, Mbathio Diop, Aida Kanouté, Massamba Diouf, Daouda Cissé, Daouda Faye, Yandé Baldé
  • Cheikh Mouhamadou Mbacké Lo
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal | cheikhlo54@yahoo.fr
  • Mbathio Diop
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
  • Aida Kanouté
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
  • Massamba Diouf
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
  • Daouda Cissé
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
  • Daouda Faye
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
  • Yandé Baldé
    Public Practice, Dakar, Senegal

Abstract

Nowadays in Senegal, located in West Africa, social protection institutions are confronted with a substantially increased healthcare expenditure in general, and oral care in particular. The ability of the leadership to use techniques to contain the impact of risks they are facing determine their viability. The aim of our study was to analyze the risk management of dental care coverage by those institutions. The study was descriptive, extensive and focused on all active social protection Institutions in Senegal since 2005, at least. Our results showed that, in spite of the implementation of risk management mechanisms such as patient co-payment (97% of institutions), coverage ceiling (26%) and dentist council (15%), healthcare expenditure still growing. For the containment of oral care expenditure increase, it is important to raise awareness among social protection institutions for a greater use of existing risk management mechanisms.

Keywords

social protection institutions; risks management; dental Care; Senegal

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