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Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of orthodontic provision

Richmond, Stephen, Phillips, C. J., Dunstan, Frank David John, Daniels, C., Durning, Peter and Leahy, F. 2004. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of orthodontic provision. Dental Update 31 (3) , pp. 146-152.

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Abstract

The assessment of orthodontic provision is important to determine if treatment was necessary and undertaken appropriately. The ICON objectively quantifies orthodontic treatment need, complexity and outcome and is a valuable occlusal index in the assessment effectiveness of orthodontic care. It is possible to develop cost-effectiveness models by analysing the costs and effectiveness of orthodontic treatment. Several methods are illustrated to compare the orthodontic provision of specialist orthodontists.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cost of Illness, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Decision Making, Direct Service Costs, Great Britain, Health Care Costs, Humans, Models, Economic, Needs Assessment/economics, Orthodontics, Corrective/economics, Sensitivity and Specificity, State Dentistry/economics, Treatment Outcome
Publisher: George Warman Publications (UK) Ltd.
ISSN: 0305-5000
Last Modified: 19 May 2018 19:43
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/64532

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