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Title: ECONOMIC COSTS AND HEALTH BURDEN OF VISION PROBLEMS IN SINGAPORE
Authors: XINGZHI WANG
Keywords: Visual impairment, visual acuity, health-related quality of life, EQ-5D, health utility, cost
Issue Date: 30-Sep-2015
Citation: XINGZHI WANG (2015-09-30). ECONOMIC COSTS AND HEALTH BURDEN OF VISION PROBLEMS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Visual impairment (VI) is a public health problem with substantial disease burden worldwide. In the thesis, I aimed to measure the economic costs and health burden of VI in Singapore. First, I measured the annual direct medical costs from VI and major eye diseases in Asian population. Second, I measured the medical service utilization, out-of-pocket expenditure and productivity loss of VI in Singapore. Third, I assessed the health burden associated with VI and compared the health burden associated with VI with that associated with other four health conditions. Forth, I investigated the effect of visual acuity on generic health-related quality of life among patients with VI in Singapore. Fifth, I explored the effect of adding a vision dimension to the EQ-5D descriptive system. In conclusion, VI has caused substantial economic and health burden in Singapore.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/123708
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