National Economic Burden Associated with Management of Periodontitis in Malaysia

Tuti Ningseh Mohd Dom, Rasidah Ayob, Khairiyah Abd Muttalib, Syed Mohamed Al-Junid Syed Junid

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Objectives. The aim of this study is to estimate the economic burden associated with the management of periodontitis in Malaysia from the societal perspective. Methods. We estimated the economic burden of periodontitis by combining the disease prevalence with its treatment costs. We estimated treatment costs (with 2012 value of Malaysian Ringgit) using the cost-of-illness approach and included both direct and indirect costs. We used the National Oral Health Survey for Adults (2010) data to estimate the prevalence of periodontitis and 2010 national census data to estimate the adult population at risk for periodontitis. Results. The economic burden of managing all cases of periodontitis at the national level from the societal perspective was approximately MYR 32.5 billion, accounting for 3.83% of the 2012 Gross Domestic Product of the country. It would cost the nation MYR 18.3 billion to treat patients with moderate periodontitis and MYR 13.7 billion to treat patients with severe periodontitis. Conclusion. The economic burden of periodontitis in Malaysia is substantial and comparable with that of other chronic diseases in the country. This is attributable to its high prevalence and high cost of treatment. Judicious application of promotive, preventive, and curative approaches to periodontitis management is decidedly warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1891074
JournalInternational Journal of Dentistry
Volume2016
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Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Periodontitis
Malaysia
Economics
Health Care Costs
Gross Domestic Product
Costs and Cost Analysis
Cost of Illness
Oral Health
Censuses
Health Surveys
Chronic Disease

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National Economic Burden Associated with Management of Periodontitis in Malaysia. / Mohd Dom, Tuti Ningseh; Ayob, Rasidah; Abd Muttalib, Khairiyah; Syed Junid, Syed Mohamed Al-Junid.

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