A retrospective analysis of the cost-effectiveness of dental sealants in a children's health center.
A retrospective patient record analysis was conducted to study the cost-effectiveness of dental sealants placed under routine, unrestricted practice condition in a fluoridated community.
The 26 dentists who provided care at the clinic over the period of the study used their own clinical judgement to determine sealant placement or alternative treatment.
Dental services for 275 patients at a children's dental clinic for low-income families were evaluated.
All children had at least 3 years between their first and last dental visit (mean=5.8 years).
A lifetable analysis was conducted to compare the probability of survival (restoration-free tooth years) and costs incurred to first molars of children who did not receive sealants, received any sealants, or received sealants on all first molars.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ciment dentaire, Carie dentaire, Enfant, Homme, Analyse coût efficacité, Statut socioéconomique, Faible, Stomatologie, Dent pathologie, Rétrospective, Traitement, Economie santé, Centre santé, Michigan, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dental cement, Dental carie, Child, Human, Cost efficiency analysis, Socioeconomic status, Low, Stomatology, Dental disease, Retrospective, Treatment, Health economy, Health center, Michigan, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 93-0503311
Code Inist : 002B10C02. Création : 199406.