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Vision Health Initiative (VHI) Report

Measuring Access to Eye Care: A Public Health Perspective

To address a variety of demands from patients, providers, and policymakers, it is necessary to account for potential access and realized access measures. We need to adopt new methods in assessing the relationship between contextual characteristics and use of eye care services. Moreover, we need to better understand patients’ preferences and their relationship with utilization and health outcomes.


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Zhang X, Andersen R, Saaddine JB, Beckles GL, Duenas MR, Lee PP. Measuring access to eye care: a public health perspective. Ophthalmic Epidemiol 2008;15(6):418–425.