Appendix B: The Robin Hood Model



This appendix builds on Chapter  3 and describes the origins of four community ophthalmology organizations: Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (Nepal), Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital—Loresho (Kenya), Sala Uno (Mexico), and Unite for Sight (United States). The eye hospitals use similar cost recovery models to be (more or less) self-sufficient in operating expenses through multiple revenue streams.


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  1. 1.Logan Williams Consultancy Services, LLCCumberlandUSA

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