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Abstract
Contains data on how many sight tests the NHS pays for, how many patients have received help towards the cost of their glasses and how many private patients have received help with costs.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Sight test, vouchers, repairs or replacement
Variables
Number of NHS sight tests in England and Wales, number of NHS sight tests by patient eligibility in England, proportion of NHS sight tests, by patient eligibility, in England, NHS sight tests per 100,000 population, in England and Wales, NHS sight tests for children aged 0-15 per 100,000 of the 0-15 population, NHS sight tests for persons aged 60 and over per 100,000 of the 60 and over population, number of NHS sight tests for persons aged 60 and over per 100,000 of the 60 and over population, number of private sight tests with partial help, number of NHS vouchers redeemed for spectacles or contact lenses, proportion of NHS vouchers redeemed for spectacles or contact lenses by patient eligibility, nhs vouchers per 100,000 of the population, number of items for repair or replacement, number of ophthalmic practitioners, by practitioner type, number of ophthalmic practitioners per 100,000 population, by practitioner type number of ophthalmic practitioners, number of ophthalmic practitioners per 100,000 population, number of ophthalmic practitioners and per 100,000 population, number of ophthalmic practitioners, by practitioner type, number of ophthalmic practitioners, by list type, number of ophthalmic practitioners, by gender.
Keywords
Sight, sight test, NHS vouchers, glasses, contact lenses, costs, eye
Identifier Variables
SHA, Welsh region, PCT, country
Economic/Subject Categories
Activity
Area of Health System
Primary care
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
NHS information centre
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample
Varies each year. Number of NHS sight tests in England *1996/97 6,807,711 *1997/98 6,991,255 *1998/99 6,992,334 *1999/00 9,399,416 *2000/01 9,567,135 *2001/02 9,807,403 *2002/03 9,662,052 *2003/04 9,845,259 *2004/05 10,148,978 *2005/06 10,354,682 *2006/07 10,484,922 *2007/08 11,047,890
Availability
NHS information centre
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.ic.nhs.uk/[…]/eye-care
Contact
enquiries@ic.nhs.uk