Vision Rehabilitation: Care and Benefit Plan Models: Literature Review

Vision Rehabilitation: Care and Benefit Plan Models: Literature Review

Literature Review

This literature review explores factors related to the adoption of vision rehabilitation strategies in different service delivery and financing models. The scientific evidence on effectiveness of rehabilitation services for patients with vision impairments is examined in a broader context of rehabilitation for chronic impairments. This review was prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by The Lewin Group.

 

Contents

Introduction
Methods
General Rehabilitation
General Framework
Evidence for Effectiveness of Rehabilitation in General
Evidence for Rehabilitation of Specific Disabilities
Vision Rehabilitation
Definition of Vision Impairment and Goals of Vision Rehabilitation
Applying the Framework to Vision Rehabilitation
Populations Affected
Types of Vision Rehabilitation Interventions
Models of Delivery
Adoption of Services
Conclusion
References
Appendix: Disability Primer
   Definition of Disability and Goals of Rehabilitation
   Populations Affected
   Types of Interventions
   Models of Rehabilitation Delivery

Current as of October 2002
Internet Citation: Vision Rehabilitation: Care and Benefit Plan Models: Literature Review. October 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/resources/vision/index.html