Eye / Vision ProblemsDiabetes & EndocrinologyFamily PracticeNursingOBGYN & Women's HealthOphthalmologyInternal MedicineEye CareVision ProblemsDiabetes
HealthDay operates under the strictest editorial standards. Our syndicated news content is completely independent of any financial interests, is based solely on industry-respected sources and the latest scientific research, and is carefully fact-checked by a team of industry experts to ensure accuracy.
- All articles are edited and checked for factual accuracy by our Editorial Team prior to being published.
- Unless otherwise noted, all articles focusing on new research are based on studies published in peer-reviewed journals or issued from independent and respected medical associations, academic groups and governmental organizations.
- Each article includes a link or reference to the original source.
- Any known potential conflicts of interest associated with a study or source are made clear to the reader.
Please see our Editorial and Fact-Checking Policy for more detail.Editorial and Fact-Checking Policy
HealthDay Editorial Commitment
HeathDay is committed to maintaining the highest possible levels of impartial editorial standards in the content that we present on our website. All of our articles are chosen independent of any financial interests. Editors and writers make all efforts to clarify any financial ties behind the studies on which we report.
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in primary care settings has the potential to reach most U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a brief report published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Diane M. Gibson, Ph.D., from City University of New York, used data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey to identify 3,229 U.S. adults with self-reported diabetes to estimate the percentage of patients who have regular contact with primary care physicians and who could potentially receive timely screening for DR in primary care settings.
Using weighted percentages of the full sample, Gibson found that 15.3 percent of patients had lower income, 19.7 percent had lower educational levels, 15.4 percent were African-American, 16 percent were Hispanic, 6.1 percent were uninsured, and 50.1 percent were female. The mean age was 60.1 years, and 87.7 percent visited a primary care physician in the previous year. Of patients who did not receive a dilated eye examination in the previous year, 82.2 percent visited a primary care physician during the year. More than 78 percent of each high-risk subgroup, except for the uninsured, visited a primary care physician in the previous year.
"Screening for DR in primary care settings has the potential to provide timely screening to a large portion of U.S. adults with diabetes because most U.S. adults with diabetes, including those at high risk of missing recommended eye examinations, have regular contact with primary care physicians," Gibson writes.
This story may be outdated. We suggest some alternatives.
The content contained in this article is over two years old. As such our recommendation is that you reference the articles below for the latest updates on this topic. This article has been left on our site as a matter of historic record. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Updated on May 27, 2022
Read this Next
Other Trending Articles