Economic models of preventive dentistry for Australian children and adolescents

Tonmukayakul, Utsana, Sia, Kah-Ling, Gold, Lisa, Hedge, Shalika, de Silva, Andrea M and Moodie, Marj 2015, Economic models of preventive dentistry for Australian children and adolescents, Oral health and preventive dentistry, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 481-494, doi: 10.3290/j.ohpd.a35005.

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Title Economic models of preventive dentistry for Australian children and adolescents
Author(s) Tonmukayakul, UtsanaORCID iD for Tonmukayakul, Utsana
Sia, Kah-Ling
Gold, LisaORCID iD for Gold, Lisa
Hedge, Shalika
de Silva, Andrea M
Moodie, MarjORCID iD for Moodie, Marj
Journal name Oral health and preventive dentistry
Volume number 13
Issue number 6
Start page 481
End page 494
Total pages 14
Publisher Quintessence Publishing
Place of publication Hanover Park, IL
Publication date 2015-01-06
ISSN 1602-1622
Keyword(s) cost-effectiveness
decision analytical model
oral health promotion
preventive dentistry
Summary Purpose:
To identify economic evaluation models and parameters that could be replicated or adapted to construct a generic model to assess cost-effectiveness of and prioritise a wide range of community-based oral disease prevention programmes in an Australian context.
The literature search was conducted using MEDLINE, ERIC, PsycINFO, CINHAL (EBSCOhost), EMBASE (Ovid), CRD, DARE, NHSEED, HTA, all databases in the Cochrane library, Scopus and ScienceDirect databases from their inception to November 2012.
Thirty-three articles met the criteria for inclusion in this review (7 were Australian studies, 26 articles were international). Existing models focused primarily on dental caries. Periodontal disease, another common oral health problem, was lacking. Among caries prevention studies, there was an absence of clear evidence showing continuous benefits from primary through to permanent dentition and the long-term effects of oral health promotion.
No generic model was identified from previous studies that could be immediately adopted or adapted for our purposes of simulating and prioritising a diverse range of oral health interventions for Australian children and adolescents. Nevertheless, data sources specified in the existing Australian-based models will be useful for developing a generic model for such purposes.
Language eng
DOI 10.3290/j.ohpd.a35005
Field of Research 1105 Dentistry
110599 Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920402 Dental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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