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The excess yearly nursing home cost for those with vision loss, beyond the expected cost for those with normal vision, is $450 for those with moderate vision loss, $1,225 for those with severe vision loss, and $3,275 for those with blindness.

Javitt J, Zhou Z, Wilke R. Association Between Vision Loss and Higher Medical Care Costs in Medicare Beneficiaries: Costs are greater for those with progressive vision loss. Ophthalmology. 2007; 114(2): 238-45. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=17270673&dopt=AbstractPlus

Reference

Title
Association Between Vision Loss and Higher Medical Care Costs in Medicare Beneficiaries: Costs are greater for those with progressive vision loss
Publication
Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Javitt J, Zhou Z, Wilke R
Volume & Issue
Volume 114, Issue 2
Pages
238-45
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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