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  1. The potential role of ophthalmology as an entry point to the healthcare system.

    Article - En anglais

    Purpose

    To evaluate whether patients who receive ophthalmic care have other physicians and whether ophthalmologists can serve as a significant entry point to the healthcare system.

    Methods

    Two hundred fourteen patients at a tertiary care eye institute were surveyed regarding their non-ophthalmologist physicians.

    Demographic, medical, and other data also were collected through the survey.

    Results

    Twenty-eight percent of patients did not have a physician healthcare provider other than their ophthalmologist at their initial visit.

    Fifteen percent had no other physician, whereas 13% had one as a consequence of subsequent referral by the ophthalmologist.

    Even among those patients who were 40 years of age and older, 31% initially only had an ophthalmologist as their sole physician provider.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Ophtalmologie, Spécialité médicale, Etats Unis, Epidémiologie, Etude statistique, Homme, Education sanitaire, Médecin, Voie accès, Système santé, Politique sanitaire, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ophthalmology, Medical specialty, United States, Epidemiology, Statistical study, Human, Health education, Physician, Highway access road, Health system, Health policy, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0259844

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.