The Benefits and Costs of Water Fluoridation - a Summary for DHBs

Published online: 
14 October 2016

The Ministry of Health commissioned Sapere Research Group to provide an evaluation of the benefits and costs of water fluoridation in New Zealand in 2015. See Review of the Benefits and Costs of Water Fluoridation in New Zealand.

Since that analysis was concluded the Minister of Health has proposed transferring decision making powers for fluoridating public water supplies away from District Councils to District Health Boards (DHBs).

The purpose of this new report is to provide a DHB-level evaluation of the benefits and costs of water fluoridation using aggregated Council data.

Sapere recommend the analysis is further refined at the DHB level before being used in decision making.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    14 October 2016
  • Citation:
    Sapere Research Group. 2016. The benefits and costs of water fluoridation - a summary for DHBs. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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