The detection of diabetic retinopathy utilising retinal photography in rural and remote areas in Australia.

Mundy L, Merlin T, Braunack-Mayer A, Hiller J E
Record ID 32006000587
Authors' recommendations: The cost-effectiveness of any screening programme depends on the disease prevalence, compliance to the programme, the sensitivity and specificity of the screening method and cost. The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy is particularly relevant for Aboriginal populations, where the prevalence of diabetes and therefore possibly diabetic retinopathy, is higher compared to other Australian populations. Two studies found that screening with either mydriatic or non-mydriatic retinal photography by a mobile clinic in rural areas was cost-effective.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2004
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Photography
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retina
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
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