Between 1950 and 1978, per capita real dental expenditures in the U.S. grew at an average annual rate of 3.33%. Between 1978 and 1989 there was virtually no net growth in this measure of dental care utilization.
This sharp curtailment of utilization growth has prompted debate about the sources of this change.
Possible explanations include, among others, a reduction in dental disease due to increased exposure to fluoridation, the substitution of noncaloric sweeteners for refined sugar, preventive dentistry, improved oral health habits, an increase in the net price of dental services, and the cost-containment efforts of insurers and employers.
Changes have occurred in all of these variables, but little has been done to isolate and quantify the individual effects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Dent pathologie, Utilisation, Demande, Homme, Etats Unis, Economie santé, Modèle mathématique, Système santé, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Dental disease, Use, Demand, Human, United States, Health economy, Mathematical model, Health system, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.