[Shortage of ocular health care in the public system: a population-based study].

@article{Castagno2009ShortageOO,
  title={[Shortage of ocular health care in the public system: a population-based study].},
  author={Victor Delpizzo Castagno and Anaclaudia Gastal Fassa and Marcelo Cozzensa da Silva and Maria Laura Vidal Carret},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={2260-72}
}
This cross-sectional population-based study investigated the prevalence of eye care services utilization and the association with socioeconomic and demographic factors, need for health care, and type of service payment. The study evaluated 2,960 adults aged 20 and older. In the previous 5 years, 46% of the sample and 30% of those aged 50 and older had not visited an eye care service. Among the persons who used a service, 18% went to an optical store and only 17% used the public health system… CONTINUE READING

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