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Utilisation of eye-care services: The effect of Scotland's free eye examination policy

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  • Dickey, Heather
  • Ikenwilo, Divine
  • Norwood, Patricia
  • Watson, Verity
  • Zangelidis, Alexandros

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To examine how the introduction of free eye examinations in Scotland affected people's use of eye care services. Particularly, to assess if more people are now having their eyes examined regularly, and whether there are differences in the way people responded to the policy across socio-economic groups.

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  • Dickey, Heather & Ikenwilo, Divine & Norwood, Patricia & Watson, Verity & Zangelidis, Alexandros, 2012. "Utilisation of eye-care services: The effect of Scotland's free eye examination policy," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 108(2), pages 286-293.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:108:y:2012:i:2:p:286-293
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.09.006
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