Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
SORIA, Marina Lara; BORDIN, Ronaldo and COSTA FILHO, Luiz Cesar da. Different forms of payment systems for dental services and their impact on care. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2002, vol.18, n.6, pp.1551-1559. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2002000600008.
The Brazilian dental care sector is facing a paradoxical crisis characterized by a surplus of dentists and a large contingent of people lacking dental care, thus highlighting the need to improve management strategies. One necessary step is to analyze the various payment schemes for dental services. This paper reviews two important approaches, fee for service and capitation, and considers the impacts and consequences of payment strategies on the dental care system.
Keywords : Dental Care; Oral Health; Dental Economics; Health Services.