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A study of productivity in optometric practice: Its relation to manpower and planning

1 February 1979


A survey of all optometrists in HEW Region X was implemented to assess a number of practice characteristics . Relationships between practice characteristics and productivity were demonstrated and changing trends in these characteristics were determined. Age, years in practice, utilization of supplementary personnel, and practice mode were found to bear a direct relationship to productivity. It was shown that manpower projections must take current trends in these characteristics into account in order to be valid.


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