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Addressing the Burden of Uncorrected Refractive Error in Mozambique

Creator:

Thompson, Stephen; Loughman, James; Ramson, Prasidh; Bilotti, Luigi; Harris, Geoff; Naidoo, Kovin;

Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Subject Keywords: Uncorrected Refractive Error; Blindness; Visual impairment; Mozambique; Health care sciences and services, Public and environmental health; Community Health and Preventive Medicine; Eye Diseases; Health Services Research; Optometry;
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A situational analysis indicates a lack of eye health personnel who can and do refract. The logical course of action would be to train more eye health personnel. A conservative estimated annual burden of URE in lost productivity in Mozambique is $14,486,692. To achieve the V2020 target ratio, an extra 184 workers are needed in six provinces analysed.The analysis assumes the existing personnel are well trained and dedicate time to offering a refraction service. It also assumes that the patient receives the care they require. Other aspects of the situational analysis suggest this is currently not always the case. A more comprehensive analysis would look at the number of work hours each person dedicates to refraction and the outcome.

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Thompson, Stephen; Loughman, James; Ramson, Prasidh; Bilotti, Luigi; Harris, Geoff; Naidoo, Kovin; . () Addressing the Burden of Uncorrected Refractive Error in Mozambique [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/666616 [Accessed: 24th May 2019].

  

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