4151.0 Economic Burden and Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Vision and Eye Care

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The impact of interventions on population health is vital. Economic evaluation including cost-effectiveness analysis helps decision-makers to assess and potentially improve vision and eye care. Economic evaluation helps them choose the interventions and programmes which maximize health for the available resources.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the social and economic burden of vision loss and eye diseases; 2) Describe the costs and the benefits of interventions to reduce vision loss
David Rein, PhD

Economic Burden of Eye Conditions among the U.S. Population Younger than Age 40
John S. Wittenborn, BS, Xinzhi Zhang, Charles Feagan, BS, Wesley Crouse, BS, Sundar Shrestha and Jinan B. Saaddine, MD, MPH
Socioeconomic inequalities in people with visual impairment
Laura Guisasola, Anna Rius and Ricard Tresserras
Understanding and preventing occupational eye injuries in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Socioepidemiological study
Nina Jovanovic, Anel Okic, Faruk Hodzic, MD, Lejla Ibrahimagic-Seper, Prof, Admira Dizdarevic, Asaf Salcinovic and Edin Muharemovic

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Organized by: Vision Care Section

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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