Diabetic retinal photographic screening: a model for introducing audit and improving general practitioner care of diabetic patients in a rural setting

McKenzie, Andrew, and Grylls, John (1999) Diabetic retinal photographic screening: a model for introducing audit and improving general practitioner care of diabetic patients in a rural setting. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 7 (4). pp. 237-239.

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Abstract

This paper describes the addition of diabetic retinal screening using retinal photography to an existing immunisation audit by a General Practitioner (GP) Network in a semi-rural area 60-min drive from central Wellington, New Zealand. The employment of a nurse-facilitator who visited practices to assist the setting up of diabetic registers and the subsequent auditing of patterns of referral for retinal photography was seen as a first step in a process that would lead to audit of the care of diabetic patients by GPs in the Network. This should lead to a measurable improvement in health-care delivery to diabetic patients in this area and is a model that could be adapted by any group of rural or semirural GPs within a defined geographical area.

Item ID: 27310
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: audit; diabetes education; nurse-facilitator; retinal screening
ISSN: 1440-1584
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 01:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 100%
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