Economic evaluation of dental caries prevention: a systematic review

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Publication Article, review other scientific
Title Economic evaluation of dental caries prevention: a systematic review
Author(s) Källestål, Carina ; Norlund, Anders ; Söder, Birgitta ; Nordenram, Gunilla ; Dahlgren, Helena ; Petersson, Lars G ; Lagerlöf, Folke ; Axelsson, Susanna ; Lingström, Peter ; Mejàre, Ingegerd ; Holm, Anna-Karin ; Twetman, Svante
Date 2003
English abstract
The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of economic evaluations of caries prevention. A search in Medline from 1966 until May 2003 and a manual search in a number of journals identified 154 references, 74 of which were included. There were 17 original studies including an economic evaluation, and these form the basis of the present article. The rest were reviews, model studies and reports concerning economic practice in dentistry. The results show that the reviewed original studies on economic evaluation of caries prevention do not provide support for the economic value of caries prevention. The scarcity of well-conducted studies, as well as contra-dictory evidence in the reviewed articles, makes it difficult to judge the health-economic effect of the studied caries-prevention methods.
Host/Issue Acta odontologica Scandinavica;6
Volume 61
ISSN 0001-6357
Pages 341-346
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7895 (link to this page)

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