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The cost to close the gap for vision

Posted on: 14 November, 2011
Issue: Vol 11 No 4, October 2011 – December 2011
Related to Closing the gap Eye health Health services Research

Hsueh Y, Brando A, Dunt D, Anjou M, Taylor H (2011)
The cost to close the gap for vision
Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

This report summarises a study which determines the direct medical and associated non-medical costs of providing full access to eye care services for Indigenous people, focusing on three main eye problems; cataract, refractive error, and diabetic retinopathy. Methods were developed in the study to estimate resources currently spent on these services and estimate what extra resources are needed to Close the gap for vision for Indigenous people for each state and territory in the next five years.

The report is part of a series produced by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit, University of Melbourne, following the National Indigenous eye health survey and Access to eye health services among Indigenous Australians reports.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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