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