• Evaluation of Sustainability of An Outreach Dental Centre: A Refined Break Even Analysis

    Evaluation of Sustainability of An Outreach Dental Centre: A Refined Break Even Analysis

    Bhumika Rathore, Pushpanjali Krishnappa, Suvarna Veeranna Biradar, Vinay Kumar Bhardwaj

    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.