Comparison of examination fees and availability of routine vision care by optometrists and ophthalmologists.
A national telephone survey of eye care practitioners shows that the average fee for routine eye examinations was less among optometrists than ophthalmologists.
The average wait for the earliest appointment was 5 days for optometrists and 20 days for ophthalmologists.
Weekend and evening appointments were also more obtainable among optometrists.
The study did not determine what tests were included in the routine examination of each practitioner.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Ophtalmologie, Optométrie, Surveillance, Honoraires, Etude comparative, Prescription médicale, Pratique professionnelle, Coût, Homme, Oeil pathologie, Législation, Economie santé, MEDICAID, MEDICARE
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Medical specialty, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Supervision, Fees, Comparative study, Medical prescription, Professional practice, Costs, Human, Eye disease, Legislation, Health economy
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Code Inist : 002B09. Création : 199406.