publication . Other literature type . 1989

A cost-benefit analysis of preventive fissure sealing

Maras, Angelina;
Open Access Croatian
  • Published: 01 Jan 1989 Journal: Acta stomatologica Croatica, volume 23, issue 1 (issn: 0001-7019, eissn: 1846-0410, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatian Dental Society - Croatian Medical Association
Abstract
Results are presented of a two-year study performed in 216 first permanent molars after a preventive procedure of closing cavities and fissures, conducted to test the efficiency and economy of the method. An economic cost-benefit analysis showed the ratio (benefit/cost = 1.87) to be almost twice as expensive when a single-facet amalgam filling was applied as compared to closing fissures on the masticatory areas of permanent molars, taking into account the time or money spent. The more so, an empirical hypothesis would clearly show that in a half of the cases, instead of fissure sealings should fillings be inserted later on, whereas in anotehr half the treatment ...
Subjects
free text keywords: prevencija karijesa; zatvaranje fisura; ekonomičnost, fissure sealing; cost-benefit analysis
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