Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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