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DENTAL PRODUCTIVITY POTENTIAL IN FLORIDA

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Date Issued:
1982
Summary:
This thesis contains an investigation of the potential for increasing dental productivity in Florida. This investigation of the Florida dental care industry is conducted from a micro-economic-theoretical perspective. It is performed under a methodological framework that incorporates the estimation of a dental production function for Florida using data on general practices from the ADA 1977 Survey of Dental Practice and employing the transcendental logarithmic production function. As a complement to this estimation a survey of the relevant literature and an examination of the general characteristics of Florida dental practices are presented. The general implication is that the productivity of Florida practices could be increased and associated delivery costs could be reduced by expanding the market for dental services, adding more staff, and increasing the number of dentists per practice, as well as by a more efficient use of dental personnel including auxiliaries with expanded functions.
Title: DENTAL PRODUCTIVITY POTENTIAL IN FLORIDA.
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Name(s): EFSTATHIOU, PANOS E.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Scheidell, John M., Thesis advisor
College of Business
Department of Economics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1982
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 73 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis contains an investigation of the potential for increasing dental productivity in Florida. This investigation of the Florida dental care industry is conducted from a micro-economic-theoretical perspective. It is performed under a methodological framework that incorporates the estimation of a dental production function for Florida using data on general practices from the ADA 1977 Survey of Dental Practice and employing the transcendental logarithmic production function. As a complement to this estimation a survey of the relevant literature and an examination of the general characteristics of Florida dental practices are presented. The general implication is that the productivity of Florida practices could be increased and associated delivery costs could be reduced by expanding the market for dental services, adding more staff, and increasing the number of dentists per practice, as well as by a more efficient use of dental personnel including auxiliaries with expanded functions.
Identifier: 14107 (digitool), FADT14107 (IID), fau:10921 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Business
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1982.
Subject(s): Dental economics--Florida
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