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Demonstrating the Impact of Vision Rehabilitation - New cost avoidance study

22 Sep 2017 16:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Vision rehabilitation services are crucial to ensuring blind and partially sighted people remain as independent as possible. Now, new independent research commissioned by RNIB, with support from the Department of Health, has identified that the cost of providing vision rehabilitation services is dwarfed by the financial benefits.

Independent research by the Office for Public Management (OPM) and based on a case study of services provided by Sight for Surrey has shown that the financial benefits of good vision rehabilitation services significantly outweigh the actual costs of delivering this service. In fact in the case study site, over £3.4 million of health and social care costs were avoided, reduced or deferred annually based on a service which cost an estimated £900,000 a year to deliver.

See the link below for more detail 

https://www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/knowledge-and-research-hub/research-reports/early-reach-research/rehab-cost-avoidance



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