Background-Although antimicrobial prophylaxis for infective endocarditis (IE) is common practice for many dental procedures, there is tittle information on whether it represents value for money.
A study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of prophylaxis for all at risk patients in routine dental practice with published data from the United Kingdom.
Methods-The risk of contracting infective endocarditis was calculated from published data to find (for high risk patients) both the annual number of deaths attributable to infective endocarditis and the number of high risk dental procedures performed without prophylaxis.
Costs are estimated by examining the notes of 63 patients with proved IE during the decade 1980-90.
Mots-clés Pascal : Endocardite, Dent pathologie, Bactériose, Infection, Prévention, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Endocarde pathologie, Coût, Antibiotique, Stomatologie, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Economie santé, Royaume Uni, Europe, Politique sanitaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Endocarditis, Dental disease, Bacteriosis, Infection, Prevention, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Endocardial disease, Costs, Antibiotic, Stomatology, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Health economy, United Kingdom, Europe, Health policy, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0591169
Code Inist : 002B30A07A. Création : 199406.