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  1. Eye care for elderly Americans with diabetes mellitus : Failure to meet current guidelines.

    Article - En anglais


    The purpose of the study is to understand current pattern of eye care use among people with diabetes.


    Study population included 175,015 Medicare beneficiaries who had physician-diagnosed diabetes.

    The authors estimated overall rate of eye care visits among these beneficiaries in 1992 and 1993 using Medicare physician claims data.

    In combination of Area Resource File, the authors examined association of eye care use with demographic characteristics, regional socio-economic characteristics, and regional eye care provider supply.


    Fifty-three percent of the population had at least 1 eye care visit in a 1-year period and 67% in a 2-year period.

    Younger age (ages<75 years), male gender, black race, high regional poverty, and fewer ophthalmologist supply were related to lower rate of eye care use.

    There was no association between eye care use and regional education level and optometrist supply.


    The findings suggest that a large portion of elderly people with diabetes is not obtaining the necessary eye care, especially blacks, men, and those residing in poor areas with fewer ophthalmologists.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète, Soin, Consultation, Ophtalmologie, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Vieillard, Homme, Recommandation, Endocrinopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diabetes mellitus, Care, Consultation, Ophthalmology, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Elderly, Human, Recommendation, Endocrinopathy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0018329

    Code Inist : 002B21E01B. Création : 21/05/1997.