ERIC Number: ED105230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Optometric Manpower: Characteristics of Optometric Practice, United States--1968. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 14, No. 13.
National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
The report is the second describing the findings of a national survey of manpower in the eye care occupations in 1968 and 1969. It contains primarily 27 statistical tables dealing with specific features of the optometric practice: the number and percentage distribution of optometrists by the number of patient visits per week (tables 1-3); the number of patients seen per week (tables 4-6), and the number of supplementary personnel of all types used to assist optometrists in practice (tables 7-27). Tables A through D and other charts illustrate the data taken from the survey on general demographic and professional characteristics of optometrists; characteristics of optometric practice (primary and secondary activities, patient services, and volume of patient-care activity); and the utilization of supplementary personnel (secretaries, receptionists, general optometric assistants, optometric technicians, dispensing opticians, contact lens technicians, and optical technicians). Comparisons between the practice characteristics of ophthalmologists and optometrists surveyed in 1968 reveal a substantial overlap between services rendered by both and their need for supplementary personnel. The three appendixes provide a description of the methodology used in the survey, definitions of terms, and a facsimile of the questionnaire. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Note: For related document, see CE 003 465