High-risk populations for vision loss and eye care underutilization: a review of the literature and ideas on moving forward.

Journal Article (Review)

Much work has been done to highlight and understand the significant disparities in the use of eye care services, but they continue to exist. We review the existing literature on utilization in high-risk populations to provide a context for understanding what "high-risk" means, to understand the utilization patterns among high-risk populations, and to highlight barriers to appropriate eye care utilization. We also discuss potential approaches to reduce these disparities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Elam, AR; Lee, PP

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 348 - 358

PubMed ID

  • 23664105

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-3304

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.survophthal.2012.07.005

Language

  • eng