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Table 3 Patient Interview Responses, N = 5

From: Development and implementation of a patient assistance fund: a descriptive study

Patient Interview Responses, N = 5
Question Theme # Comments
What is your largest barrier to receiving dental treatment? Finances 5
Language 2
How has receiving PAF financial assistance impacted your quality of life and/or overall health? Improved smile/ confidence 5
Ability to eat 3
Affordability of dental care 3
How would your life be different if you did not receive funding? Not be able to afford any treatment 2
Extraction of remaining teeth 1
How has this impacted your relationship to dentistry? Stronger desire to visit dentist 2