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The sight test fee Relatives at risk can have free test

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6965.1370d (Published 19 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1370

Relatives at risk can have free test

  1. P J Gray
  1. Ophthalmology Department, West Norwich Hospital, Norwich Nr2 3TU

    EDITOR, - A review of case notes showed that up to 19% fewer new patients were referred to Bristol Eye Hospital during 1989-92 and that there was a contemporaneous 19% decrease in true glaucoma referrals.1 Free unconditional NHS sight tests were withdrawn from 1 April 1989, and the authors propose this as the cause for the reduced number of referrals. No data are presented in support of such a causal relation.

    The total number of adult referrals and the number …

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