Journal article

Cost of close the gap for vision of Indigenous Australians: On estimating the extra resources required

Ya-seng Arthur Hsueh, Alex Brando, David Dunt, Mitchell D Anjou, Andrea Boudville, Hugh Taylor

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the costs of the extra resources required to close the gap of vision between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. DESIGN: Constructing comprehensive eye care pathways for Indigenous Australians with their related probabilities, to capture full eye care usage compared with current usage rate for cataract surgery, refractive error and diabetic retinopathy using the best available data. SETTING: Urban and remote regions of Australia. INTERVENTIONS: The provision of eye care for cataract surgery, refractive error and diabetic retinopathy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Estimated cost needed for full access, estimated current spending and estimated extra cost required to clos..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the financial supports for this study from Greg Poche AO, the Harold Mitchell Foundation, The Ian Potter Foundation and the University of Melbourne. The authors declare no financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest.