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Evaluation of Diabetic Retinal Screening and Factors for Ophthalmology Referral in a Telemedicine Network

Description
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.
Author(s)
Pooja Jani, Lauren Forbes, Arkopal Choudhury, et al.
Citation
JAMA Opthalmology, 135(7), 706-714
Date
07/2017
Type
Document
Tagged as
Access · Diabetes · Health screening · Specialty care · Statistics and data · Telehealth · Vision impairment · North Carolina