Issues in Low Vision Rehabilitation: Service Delivery, Policy, and Funding

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Robert W. Massof, Lorraine Lidoff
American Foundation for the Blind, 2001 - Medical - 354 pages
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Experts in the field explore the critical issues in low vision rehabilitation against the background of today's turbulent health care environment. Chapters offering diverse perspectives focus on fast-moving trends in such areas as managed care, service and funding models, shifting demographics, and renewed emphasis on outcomes to help professionals keep up with current uncertain service delivery landscape.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to the Issues
1
Services in the U S Health Care System
11
Prevalence of Visual Disabilities and Their
27
Clinical Management of Patients with Low Vision
39
Parallels with Low Vision Rehabilitation
53
Overview of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
61
Overview of Geriatric Medicine
71
Financing Low Vision Rehabilitation
81
QualityofLife Outcome Measures
143
Introduction to Measurement in Rehabilitation
159
Low Vision Rehabilitation Service
185
A Managed
203
A Private
213
A Comprehensive
223
A Private
233
Moving Vision
253

Introduction to Managed Care
97
Low Vision Rehabilitation in Managed Eye Care
107
Measuring the Benefits of Low Vision
117
DOCUMENTATION OF PATIENT
307
MEDICARE LOCAL MEDICAL REVIEW LOW VISION POLICY
343
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