This paper uses survey data to present a probability model that allows dental offices to predict patient costs. The quantitative model is useful for developing and accepting capitation rates. It accounts for whether the care is initial care or maintenance care, the type of dental care (such as operative, prosthetics, or periodontics), and different age groups, all of which affect the cost of dental treatment.
"Predicting the Cost of Dental Care Using a Probability Model,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
1, Article 2.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/2326-3618.104.22.16836 Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol12/iss1/2
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Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Georges Raffoul, Tampa Palms Dentistry
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