Economic burden of blindness in India.

  title={Economic burden of blindness in India.},
  author={Bindiganavale Ramaswamy Shamanna and Lalit Dandona and Gullapalli N. Rao},
  journal={Indian journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={46 3},
Economic analysis is one way to determine the allocation of scarce resources for health-care programs. The initial step in this process is to estimate in economic terms the burden of diseases and the benefit from interventions for prevention and treatment of these diseases. In this paper, the direct and indirect economic loss due to blindness in India is calculated on the basis of certain assumptions. The cost of treating cataract blindness in India is estimated at current prices. The economic… CONTINUE READING
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