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Compliance with recommendations from a screening programme for diabetic retinopathy

Lee, S.J., Livingston, P.M., Harper, C.A., McCarty, C.A., Taylor, H.R. and Keeffe, J.E. 1999, Compliance with recommendations from a screening programme for diabetic retinopathy, Australian and New Zealand journal of ophthalmology, vol. 27, no. 3-4, pp. 187-189, doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1606.1999.00197.x.

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Title Compliance with recommendations from a screening programme for diabetic retinopathy
Author(s) Lee, S.J.
Livingston, P.M.
Harper, C.A.
McCarty, C.A.
Taylor, H.R.
Keeffe, J.E.
Journal name Australian and New Zealand journal of ophthalmology
Volume number 27
Issue number 3-4
Start page 187
End page 189
Total pages 3
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 1999-06
ISSN 0814-9763
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Ophthalmology
compliance
vision screening
GENERAL-PRACTITIONERS
CARE
Summary METHODS: General practitioner compliance with recommendations for patient follow-up after participation in a screening programme for diabetic retinopathy was assessed. Six months after screening with non-mydriatic retinal photography in four areas of Victoria, the genera practitioner of each participant was surveyed if the participant reported no examination for diabetic retinopathy in the past 2 years and if the results of the screening indicated the need for further assessment. RESULTS: Overall, 208 of 253 (82%) completed questionnaires were analysed. A total of 123 (59%) patients were referred by their doctors for further assessment and 97 (79%) of those referred were reported to have complied with the referral. Of the 85 (41%) patients who were not referred for further assessment, 31 (36%) were reported by their doctors to be already under regular review by an ophthalmologist. CONCLUSIONS: Compliance with genera practitioner referrals suggests that this screening programme was effective and a useful means by which to remind general practitioners of the importance of regular eye examinations for people with diabetes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-1606.1999.00197.x
Field of Research 111399 Ophthalmology and Optometry not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©1999, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081815

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Collection: PVC's Office - Health
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