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Date

2018

Abstract

Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in patient's age 25-74 in the world. Onset of disease is insidious and early intervention is the only way to reduce morbidity. On average only 60% of diabetic's get an annual eye exam, but in the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) that number is closer to 32%. This project sought to educate and encourage patients to take advantage of a new tele-medicine, primary care based diabetic retinopathy screening program starting at Brookfield Family Medicine (part of the WCHN).

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Brookfield Family Medicine

Keywords

diabetic retinopathy screening, diabetic retinopathy, primary care, screening, patient education, brochure, pamphlet, diabetes

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Endocrine System Diseases | Medical Education | Primary Care

A Patient Centered Intervention to Promote Primary Care Based Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

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