The cost-effectiveness of large amalgam and crown restorations over a 10-year period.

@article{Kolker2006TheCO,
  title={The cost-effectiveness of large amalgam and crown restorations over a 10-year period.},
  author={Justine L. Kolker and Peter C. Damiano and Stephen D. Flach and Suzanne Elizabeth Bentler and Steven R. Armstrong and Daniel J. Caplan and Raymond Andrew Kuthy and John J Warren and Michael P. Jones and Deborah V. Dawson},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={57-63}
}
OBJECTIVE To assist clinical decision making for an individual patient or on a community level, this study was done to determine the differences in costs and effectiveness of large amalgams and crowns over 5 and 10 years when catastrophic subsequent treatment (root canal therapy or extraction) was the outcome. METHODS Administrative data for patients seen at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry for 1735 large amalgam and crown restorations in 1987 or 1988 were used. Annual costs and… CONTINUE READING