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October 1972

The Demand for Ophthalmic Assistants

Author Affiliations

USA, Washington, DC
From the Ophthalmology Service, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(4):355-357. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030357001

A survey of 500 ophthalmologists in the Northeast United States on the subject of ophthalmic assistants yielded 332 answers which could be used. They indicated that 23% of ophthalmologists would hire an ophthalmic assistant immediately if they did not already have one, 32% would probably hire one, while an additional 29% would give careful consideration to the idea. On the other hand, 8% would definitely not hire one.

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