To assess the status of eye care as provided by primary care physicians, 193 internists or family practitioners were asked to complete a survey that focused on screening methods and referral patterns.
In screening adult patients for glaucoma, 14% of 74 respondents await visual complaints before evaluation and/or referral.
Eighteen percent of respondents first refer type II diabetic patients only after personally noting typical funduscopic changes in the undilated fundus.
Other ophthalmic care issues are addressed.
Results of the survey suggest that greater effort in ophthalmic education of primary care physicians could result in improved ophthalmic care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ophtalmologie, Soin santé primaire, Médecin généraliste, Enquête, Pratique professionnelle, Connaissance, Dépistage, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ophthalmology, Primary health care, General practitioner, Inquiry, Professional practice, Knowledge, Medical screening, Human, California, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 92-0057060
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.