Journal article

Utilization of eye health-care services in Australia: the National Eye Health Survey

Joshua Foreman, Jing Xie, Stuart Keel, Hugh R Taylor, Mohamed Dirani



IMPORTANCE: National data on eye health-care service utilization will inform Australia's eye health policy. BACKGROUND: To investigate the utilization of eye health-care services by Australians. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS: Indigenous Australians aged 40 years and older and non-Indigenous Australians aged 50 years and older. METHODS: One thousand seven hundred thirty-eight Indigenous Australians and 3098 non-Indigenous Australians were recruited from 30 randomly selected sites, stratified by remoteness. Sociodemographic, ocular history and eye health-care service utilization data were collected, and an eye examination was conducted. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Recentness of eye e..

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Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

Department of Health of the Australian Government and Novartis Australia. In-kind support from our industry and sector partners, OPSM, Carl Zeiss, Designs for Vision, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Optometry Australia and the Brien Holden Vision Institute. The Centre for Eye Research Australia receives Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian Government. The Principal Investigator, Dr Mohamed Dirani, is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (#1090466). The PhD student, Joshua Foreman, is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship.