Surveillance of disparities in vision and eye health in the United States: an expert panel's opinions.
Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)
PURPOSE: To define surveillance approaches and metrics to capture the burden of vision health disparities and to identify properties of a surveillance system to guide public health interventions. DESIGN: Expert panel. METHODS: Analysis of relevant literature and deliberations of expert panel. RESULTS: The panel identified that the purpose of vision surveillance was to link data to public health interventions. Panel members noted the importance of assessing vision through self-reported and performance-based measures. Defined populations should be included in a surveillance system to assess disparities in utilization of eye care and vision loss. The panel suggested that ophthalmic/vision measures should be sustained in national surveys and suggested that a vision surveillance system should be forged among federal agencies. CONCLUSIONS: Employing the 6 outlined strategies would improve vision surveillance and help reach the vision-related objectives of Healthy People 2020.
- Lee, PP; West, SK; Block, SS; Clayton, J; Cotch, MF; Flynn, C; Geiss, LS; Klein, R; Olsen, TW; Owsley, C; Primo, SA; Rubin, GS; Ryskulova, A; Sharma, S; Friedman, DS; Zhang, X; Crews, JE; Saaddine, JB
- December 2012
Volume / Issue
- 154 / 6 Suppl
Start / End Page
- S3 - S7
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- United States