Population-based data have indicated that a significant proportion of persons with undiagnosed ocular disease in the community are regular users of general medical services.
This, combined with the high prevalence of chronic medical disorders known to be risk factors for ocular disease in such clinics, makes them an attractive site for screening.
The prevalence of ocular disease was estimated in a sample of 405 general medicine patients attending an adult primary care clinic in an urban teaching hospital.
Overall, 205 (50.6%) of 405 patients were found to have clinically important ocular pathology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Oeil pathologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Dépistage, Soin santé primaire, Consultation hospitalière, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Eye disease, Human, United States, Medical screening, Primary health care, Hospital consultation, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0682172
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.