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Cost-effectiveness of extending the coverage of water supply fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries in Australia.

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OBJECTIVE: Fluoride was first added to the Australian water supply in 1953, and by 2003, 69% of Australia's population was receiving the minimum recommended dose. Extending coverage of fluoridation to all remaining communities of at least 1000 people is a key strategy of Australia's National Oral Health Plan 2004-2013. We evaluate the cost-effectiveness of this strategy from an Australian health sector perspective. METHODS: Health gains from the prevention of caries in the Australian populat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Community dentistry and oral epidemiology
Volume:
40
Issue:
4
Pages:
369-376
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1600-0528
ISSN:
0301-5661
URN:
uuid:408cc04c-32b6-45dc-a66f-3f9e139483c9
Source identifiers:
489889
Local pid:
pubs:489889

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