Coordination of primary care providers: a follow-up study

Optom Vis Sci. 1990 Jun;67(6):471-5. doi: 10.1097/00006324-199006000-00013.


Surveys were sent to family physicians in North Carolina to determine knowledge and attitudes concerning optometry. A similar survey was performed previously with physicians from Illinois. Responses varied in the states regarding the participants' knowledge and opinions of optometric capabilities, perhaps as a function of the scope of optometric practice according to the individual state laws. Optometry's perceived role as a health care provider seems to be affected by their legally permitted mode of practice.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Illinois
  • North Carolina
  • Optometry* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Physicians, Family*
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Surveys and Questionnaires