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Economic aspects of mandibular third molar surgery
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Odontology (OD).
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Odontology (OD).
2010 (English)In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850, Vol. 68, no 1, p. 43-48Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Objective. The aim of this study was to make estimates from a dental care and societal perspective on costs of mandibular third molar surgery. Material and methods. A total of 64 patients were recruited from three Swedish oral and maxillofacial specialist clinics. Calculations were made prospectively on utilization of labor time, specific medical services and materials, and standardized utilization of other direct costs. Indirect costs were identified from patient surveys. Results. The base case average direct cost of surgery was 217 Euro. Adding the patient's average cost due to absence from work and transportation of 333 Euro increased overall costs to 550 Euro per patient. About 86% of the patients reported some absence following surgery. Conclusions. The indirect costs were on average higher than the direct costs, i.e. the patient's loss of time caused higher costs than the intervention per se. Appropriate indications for mandibular third molar removal can minimize the risks of complications and individual or societal costs.

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2010. Vol. 68, no 1, p. 43-48
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Economics, Oral Surgery, Third molar
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Dentistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-6521DOI: 10.3109/00016350903303486ISI: 000274406500006PubMedID: 19902994Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-72949100288Local ID: 11220OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-6521DiVA, id: diva2:1403464
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