Noorlin Ishak

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BACKGROUND The objective of this paper is to quantify the cost of periodontitis management at public sector specialist periodontal clinic settings and analyse the distribution of cost components. METHODS Five specialist periodontal clinics in the Ministry of Health represented the public sector in providing clinical and cost data for this study.(More)
Background Success of most periodontal treatment modalities as demonstrated by clinical parameters is well-established. These measurements, however, do not capture the full impact of treatment on the oral health status and health-related quality of life (QoL) of the patients. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of periodontal treatment provided at(More)
Materials and methods Five periodontal specialist clinics in the Ministry of Health were randomly selected. A list of periodontal procedures was identified by an expert group. Procedures were classified as diagnostics, non-surgical periodontics and periodontal surgeries. Costing for each procedure was primarily activity-based to measure cost of dental(More)
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