Warranting preventive- and quality-oriented dental care remains a longstanding and challenging endeavor. In the Netherlands, dentists were allowed to set the prices for their dental services themselves during the year 2012 in replacement of a previously existing price ceiling with maximum tariffs. The ADVOCATE team exploited this unique natural experiment to determine price-elasticities of demand for preventive dental care.
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Trescher A, Gabel F, van der Galien O, ADVOCATE Consortium, Listl S, Kalmus O: Utilization of Oral Prevention in a Market with Free Prices. EuHEA 2018 Maastricht, Netherlands. https://www.euhea.eu/abstracts_conference_2018.html