ECONOMIC ANALYSIS IN DENTISTRY

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Alice Murariu, Carmen Savin, Roxana Vasluianu, Gabriela Geletu, Edlibi Al Hage Walid, Stela Carmen Hanganu

ABSTRACT:

Economic evaluation of healthcare programmes is an important part of dental care management in public and private dentistry. An economic evaluation in dentistry has at least two parts: first, the goal is to choose a less costly procedure and the second aspect refers to the possibility to choose a programme with

high efficiency.  For the political point of view, it is simple to accept a program with low costs and low efficiency, but from ethical point of view, the least expensive programme is not always equivalent to getting the expected benefits and patients are the first to suffer. This article reviews the various methods of economic evaluation and also gives examples of some of the current research in the field of dentistry.

 

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