Table 178Cost of severe visual impairment

ServiceCost (£)SourceProportion of patients receiving the service
Blind registration122.78 (one-off)Pay Circular 3/2008 – Annex A Section 5 http://www​.nhsemployers​.org/pay-conditions​/pay-conditions-2339​.cfm%20Pay%20circular​%20M&D%20(3/2008)95%
Low vision aids150 (one-off)Meads and Hyde (2003)96 – figures uplifted to year 200833%
Low vision rehabilitation207 (one-off)Curtis (2007)28 - NHS community occupational therapist cost of episode of care including qualification11%
Community care8,216Curtis (2007)28 - Annual cost for a local authority home care worker6%
Residential care16,344Curtis (2007)28 - Annual cost of private residential care assuming that 30% of residents pay themselves30%

From: Appendix F, Cost-effectiveness analysis

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