Journal article

Task sharing: situation analysis about capacity and resources for management of diabetic retinopathy in Pakistan

Mufarriq Shah, Ayesha Noor, C Alex Harper, Jill Elizabeth Keeffe

International Journal of Ophthalmology | IJO PRESS | Published : 2019


AIM: To assess the capacity and resources of eye care facilities, using the WHO Health Systems Framework, to manage diabetic retinopathy (DR) through task sharing. METHODS: Using purposive sampling, four participants (administrators) from four selected hospitals in two provinces in Pakistan were recruited for this cross-sectional study. A survey, to assess the capacity and resources of the selected eye care facilities for the feasibility to adopt task sharing in management of DR to prevent vision loss, was emailed to participants who were asked to complete. Responses to open-ended questions were entered into a Microsoft Excel spread sheet and inductive approach was applied for analysis. RESU..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the research from Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. CERA receives Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian Government.