Introduction – Outreach centres provide dental services at subsidised rates in urban and rural areas but sustainability of these centres remains a question. Methodology- Functional Outreach rural centre of a private institution providing oral health care services was selected for the study. Retrospective fiscal data was collected for past financial year. Cost analysis was done using a contribution method. Results- Break even existed with some amount generated as a marginal benefit. Conclusion – Unit was found to be self-sustainable and generated some extra income which would help in the revision of the policy regarding the patients being treated for free in the outreach rural centre.
Bhumika Rathore, Pushpanjali Krishnappa, Suvarna Veeranna Biradar, Vinay Kumar Bhardwaj