Performance Improvement 2001. Vision Rehabilitation within Models of Care and Benefit Plans

01/01/2001

This project will review and synthesize the scientific literature over the past decade for advances in rehabilitation of patients with chronic impairments. (The focus vision impairment as an example, and on measures of improvement in functioning). To assess the rate and success of adoption of rehabilitation strategies in various delivery systems, as well as obstacles to successful adoption, within different models of medical practice and health benefit plans. To recommend next steps for AHRQ in building a research base to address the needs of private and public decision-makers on improving rehabilitation for chronic conditions, with specific application to vision impairments.

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:09/30/2001

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Organization and Delivery Studies

FEDERAL CONTACT: Bernard Friedman, 301-594-6819

PIC ID: 7495

PERFORMER: Lewin Group, San Francisco, CA