Evaluation of Diabetic Retinal Screening and Factors for Ophthalmology Referral in a Telemedicine Network
Examines telemedicine retinal screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) among type 1 or type 2 diabetics in rural and underserved communities in North Carolina. Discusses geographic and socioeconomic challenges that lead to disparities in screening and treatment for DR, exploring telehealth's potential to expand access. Analyzes data on patient characteristics, diagnoses, and referrals.
Pooja Jani, Lauren Forbes, Arkopal Choudhury, et al.
JAMA Opthalmology, 135(7), 706-714
Access · Diabetes · Health screening · Specialty care · Statistics and data · Telehealth · Vision impairment · North Carolina