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This session will present the results of the study, The economic value of Quebec’s water fluoridation program. These results demonstrate that if caries are reduced by 30 per cent, each dollar invested in the water fluoridation program would save $71-$83 (2010) in dental costs per person, or over $560 million for the Quebec population. The water fluoridation program in Quebec is cost-effective and implementing this program across Quebec would yield extensive savings. These results support the economic arguments to widely deploy fluoridation as an intervention.
Presenter: Dr. Eric Tchouaket
Dr. Eric Tchouaket is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. He holds a bachelor’s degree in statistics, a master’s degree in health economics, a doctorate in public health (organization of health care field) at the Université de Montréal, and a postdoctoral fellowship with the Centre de recherche de l'hôpital Charles LeMoyne de l'Université de Sherbrooke.
His main research interests are health care organization, nursing health care organization, the economic evaluation of nursing interventions, the quality and safety of health care, and advanced quantitative methods.
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