Survey of medical resources of eye care in Tibet autonomous region

Authors: Dan Zengrenqing,  Li Xiaoxin,  Tsedenyangkyi null

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2017.08.016
Published 2017-08-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2017,35(8): 743-746.

Abstract

Background

The improvement of the eye care system has being a strong guarantee for blindness prevention.However, medical resources of eye care in Tibet autonomous region cannot jet meet the effective requirement.Knowing the present situation of medical resources of eye care in Tibet can help reasonably allocate scarce medical resources.

Objective

This survey was to understand the status of eye care in Tibet area.

Methods

A questionnaire-based study was performed in Lhasa from April 2016 to June 2016, human resources, equipments were issued toward to all level of medical structures and answered by eye doctors.

Results

The coverage of the questionnaires was 100% in Tibe area, and the effective response rate was 100%.Up to 2015, Tibet autonomous region had a total of 21 medical institutions with eye clinical ability with 1/151 000 per capita according to the Tibetan population released by national statistics bureau in 2014 and without any eye hospitals or eye clinics.In the 21 medical hospitals, 19 (90.5%) had professional eye doctors, 13 (61.9%) had independent eye departments, and 11 (52.4%) had operating room special for eye surgeries.One hundred and twenty ward beds were set in Tibet, and 1.6 eye doctors served in average for 100 000 Tibetan.Only 3 eye doctors with master degree and 14 eye nurses in Tibet area.There were a few elementary diagnostic and surgical instruments with an average of 326.2 eye simple operations in 2015.

Conclusions

The human resources and equipments as well as instruments are still insufficient for eye care in Tibet autonomous region, particularly in community-and county-level.

Key words:

Blindness prevention; Eye care; Medical resources; Tibet autonomous region; Questionnaires

Contributor Information

Dan Zengrenqing
The Second Clinical Medical College, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330000, China
Li Xiaoxin
Xiamen Eye Center, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361000, China
Tsedenyangkyi null
Department of Ophthalmology, Tibetan Medical Hospital, Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa 850000, China
(Read 100 times, 1 visits today)
Updated: September 4, 2019 — 1:25 pm