Close the gap for vision: The key is to invest on coordination
Ya-seng Arthur Hsueh, David Dunt, Mitchell D Anjou, Andrea Boudville, Hugh Taylor
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2013
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to estimate costs required for coordination and case management activities support access to treatment for the three most common eye conditions among Indigenous Australians, cataract, refractive error and diabetic retinopathy. DESIGN: Coordination activities were identified using in-depth interviews, focus groups and face-to-face consultations. Data were collected at 21 sites across Australia. The estimation of costs used salary data from relevant government websites and was organised by diagnosis and type of coordination activity. SETTING: Urban and remote regions of Australia. INTERVENTIONS: Needs-based provision support services to facilitate access to eye care f..View full abstract
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.