The cost of sight loss: the economic impact of vision impairment and blindness in the Republic of Ireland: summary report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300393
Title:
The cost of sight loss: the economic impact of vision impairment and blindness in the Republic of Ireland: summary report
Authors:
Deloitte Access Economics
Publisher:
National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300393
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.ie/files/Cost_of_Sight_Loss_Summary_Report_0.pdf
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Cost of Sight Loss study was commissioned by NCBI for the following reasons: l to identify the trends of sight loss in the Irish population by age and types of eye conditions in 2010, 2015 and 2020; l to provide Irish planners with tangible evidence as to why investments in vision and sight loss services makes economic sense; l to provide ophthalmologists and other sight loss professionals with robust research data to support the development of eye health and eye care services in Ireland through the application of drug therapies, screening programmes, surgery and rehabilitation services and l to provide the Irish Government with an evidence framework on which to build a national vision strategy, which was promised in 2004 but has yet to be delivered. Deloitte Access Economics was chosen for this research because of their unique expertise in quantifying all the elements of sight loss into the new vocabulary of economic persuasion. We must express our concerns for favourable treatment of sight loss with arguments grounded in both the logic of measurable rationale and the passion of our advocacy role. It is this combination that will persuade Government to invest in organising treatments, therapies and care around people with low vision and people who are blind. The culmination of work on this major study was assisted by an advisory group comprised of professors Colm O’Brien and Jonathan Jackson, Dr. Bláithín Gallagher and Mr. Desmond Kenny. The funding of the study was made possible through a significant educational grant from Novartis Ireland Ltd.
Keywords:
BLINDNESS; ECONOMIC EVALUATION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDeloitte Access Economicsen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-30T10:23:53Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-30T10:23:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/300393-
dc.descriptionThe Cost of Sight Loss study was commissioned by NCBI for the following reasons: l to identify the trends of sight loss in the Irish population by age and types of eye conditions in 2010, 2015 and 2020; l to provide Irish planners with tangible evidence as to why investments in vision and sight loss services makes economic sense; l to provide ophthalmologists and other sight loss professionals with robust research data to support the development of eye health and eye care services in Ireland through the application of drug therapies, screening programmes, surgery and rehabilitation services and l to provide the Irish Government with an evidence framework on which to build a national vision strategy, which was promised in 2004 but has yet to be delivered. Deloitte Access Economics was chosen for this research because of their unique expertise in quantifying all the elements of sight loss into the new vocabulary of economic persuasion. We must express our concerns for favourable treatment of sight loss with arguments grounded in both the logic of measurable rationale and the passion of our advocacy role. It is this combination that will persuade Government to invest in organising treatments, therapies and care around people with low vision and people who are blind. The culmination of work on this major study was assisted by an advisory group comprised of professors Colm O’Brien and Jonathan Jackson, Dr. Bláithín Gallagher and Mr. Desmond Kenny. The funding of the study was made possible through a significant educational grant from Novartis Ireland Ltd.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.ie/files/Cost_of_Sight_Loss_Summary_Report_0.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectBLINDNESSen_GB
dc.subjectECONOMIC EVALUATIONen_GB
dc.titleThe cost of sight loss: the economic impact of vision impairment and blindness in the Republic of Ireland: summary reporten_GB
dc.typeReporten
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