Journal article

Task sharing: Development of evidence-based co-management strategy model for screening, detection, and management of diabetic retinopathy

Mufarriq Shah, Ayesha Noor, Gail M Ormsby, Fakir Amirul Islam, Colin Alex Harper, Jill Elizabeth Keeffe

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The number of adults with diabetes is increasing worldwide and also the number of people with diabetic retinopathy (DR), a major complication of diabetes. Task sharing in eye care for people with diabetes could address the shortage in the number of ophthalmologists and increase access to eye care services. This study investigated the opinion of eye care professionals for a checklist of tasks, which are involved in DR management, to be possibly shared by optometrists and mid-level eye and health care workers with ophthalmologists. METHODS: The study used a purposive sampling technique. All available eye and health care workers from five selected hospitals in two provinces in Pakis..

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