Early correction of posterior crossbite : a cost-minimization analysis

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Early correction of posterior crossbite : a cost-minimization analysis

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dc.contributor.author Petrén, Sofia
dc.contributor.author Bjerklin, Krister
dc.contributor.author Marké, Lars Åke
dc.contributor.author Bondemark, Lars
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-23T07:27:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-23T07:27:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1460-2210 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13203
dc.description.abstract There are few cost evaluation studies of orthodontic treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the costs of correcting posterior crossbites with Quad Helix (QH) or expansion plates (EPs) and to relate the costs to the effects. To determine which alternative has the lower cost, a cost-minimization analysis was undertaken, based on that the outcome of the treatment alternatives is identical. The study comprised 40 subjects in the mixed dentition, who had undergone treatment for unilateral posterior crossbite: 20 with QH and 20 with EPs. Duration of treatment, number of appointments, broken appointments, and cancellations were registered. Direct costs (for the premises, staff salaries, material and laboratory costs) and indirect costs (loss of income due to parent's assumed absence from work) were calculated and evaluated for successful treatment alone, for successful and unsuccessful treatment and re-treatment when required. The QH had significantly lower direct and indirect costs, with fewer failures requiring re-treatment. Even the costs for successful cases only were significantly lower in the QH than in the EP group. The results clearly show that in terms of cost-minimization, QH is the preferred method for correcting posterior crossbite in the mixed dentition. en_US
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Early correction of posterior crossbite : a cost-minimization analysis en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/ejo/cjr047 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication European Journal of Orthodontics;1
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 35
dc.format.ePage 21
dc.format.sPage 14
mahlocal.rights.oaType bronze
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