The New Zealand Dental Act of 1988 allowed clinical dental technicians to deal directly with the public in fitting and supplying dentures.
This study tested the hypothesis that dentists responded to competition from dental technicians by lowering their fees.
The results indicate that there was no significant change in the fees charged by dentists for dentures.
The apparent failure of deregulation to produce the expected outcome could be due to the competitive pressure imposed by dental technicians practiting illegally prior to 1988, to consumer's lack of information, or to barriers to « consumer search » imposed by the act itself.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dentiste, Technicien, Compétition, Honoraires, Législation, Nouvelle Zélande, Dentisterie, Homme, Personnel sanitaire, Prothésiste, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dentist, Technician, Competition, Fees, Legislation, New Zealand, Dentistry, Human, Health staff, Oceania
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0709818
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.