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Visual impairment and the Ontario Disability Support Program

TitleVisual impairment and the Ontario Disability Support Program
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsLiu, S. Y., Trope G. E., Buys Y. M., El-Defrawy S. R., Khan A. M., and Jin Y-P.
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume55
Pages212 - 220
Abstract

Objectives To report on the 2003-2013 trends in sociodemographics, financial support, and use of vision care benefits by visually impaired (VI) individuals in the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Design Retrospective analysis. Participants ODSP recipients with a VI diagnosis from 2003 to 2013. Methods ODSP administrative data were analyzed. VI diagnoses were identified using International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision codes. Diabetes was excluded and then included as part of the VI definition. Results Per 100 000 population, the age-standardized number of VI recipients increased from 35 in 2003 to 39 ( p

URLhttps://www.canadianjournalofophthalmology.ca/article/S0008-4182(19)31070-1/fulltext
DOI10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.12.009
Document URLhttps://www.canadianjournalofophthalmology.ca/article/S0008-4182(19)31070-1/pdf