Original scientific paper
A cost-benefit analysis of preventive fissure sealing
; Katedra za kliničku pedodonciju, Stom atološki studij M edicinski fakultet, Sveučilište u Rijeci, Hrvatska
APA 6th Edition
Maras, A. (1989). A cost-benefit analysis of preventive fissure sealing. Acta stomatologica Croatica, 23 (1), 19-26. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/101225
MLA 8th Edition
Maras, Angelina. "A cost-benefit analysis of preventive fissure sealing." Acta stomatologica Croatica, vol. 23, no. 1, 1989, pp. 19-26. https://hrcak.srce.hr/101225. Accessed 18 May 2022.
Chicago 17th Edition
Maras, Angelina. "A cost-benefit analysis of preventive fissure sealing." Acta stomatologica Croatica 23, no. 1 (1989): 19-26. https://hrcak.srce.hr/101225
Maras, A. (1989). 'A cost-benefit analysis of preventive fissure sealing', Acta stomatologica Croatica, 23(1), pp. 19-26. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/101225 (Accessed 18 May 2022)
Maras A. A cost-benefit analysis of preventive fissure sealing. Acta stomatologica Croatica [Internet]. 1989 [cited 2022 May 18];23(1):19-26. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/101225
A. Maras, "A cost-benefit analysis of preventive fissure sealing", Acta stomatologica Croatica, vol.23, no. 1, pp. 19-26, 1989. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/101225. [Accessed: 18 May 2022]
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 would be required, which would make the cost-benefit ratio even four times as expensive (benefit/cost = 3.87). Based on the results obtained, closure of fissures sealing of masticatory areas with resin materials was found to be a rational method, an efficient and valuable health care measure with in the scope of caries prevention in school children.
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