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Evaluating screening policies for the early detection of retinopathy in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes

Evaluating screening policies for the early detection of retinopathy in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes
Evaluating screening policies for the early detection of retinopathy in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes
Retinopathy is a common complication of insulindependent (IDDM) and noninsulindependent (NIDDM) diabetes, but serious visual loss may be prevented or delayed with sufficiently early diagnosis and treatment. Screening for early signs of retinopathy is clearly beneficial for some people, but there is no established consensus about who should be screened, by whom, by what technique and with what frequency, especially for NIDDM. The model described in this paper simulates the development of eye disease in a population of NIDDM patients and the effects of different screening schemes in terms of years of sight saved and the numbers of people prevented from suffering severe visual loss. The initial results indicate that blanket screening of all NIDDM patients may not be effective.
1386-9620
115-124
Brailsford, Sally C.
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Davies, Ruth
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Canning, Chris
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Roderick, Paul J.
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Brailsford, Sally C.
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Davies, Ruth
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Canning, Chris
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Roderick, Paul J.
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Brailsford, Sally C., Davies, Ruth, Canning, Chris and Roderick, Paul J. (1998) Evaluating screening policies for the early detection of retinopathy in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes. Health Care Management Science, 1 (2), 115-124. (doi:10.1023/A:1019086300747).

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Abstract

Retinopathy is a common complication of insulindependent (IDDM) and noninsulindependent (NIDDM) diabetes, but serious visual loss may be prevented or delayed with sufficiently early diagnosis and treatment. Screening for early signs of retinopathy is clearly beneficial for some people, but there is no established consensus about who should be screened, by whom, by what technique and with what frequency, especially for NIDDM. The model described in this paper simulates the development of eye disease in a population of NIDDM patients and the effects of different screening schemes in terms of years of sight saved and the numbers of people prevented from suffering severe visual loss. The initial results indicate that blanket screening of all NIDDM patients may not be effective.

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Published date: 1998

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Local EPrints ID: 36241
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/36241
ISSN: 1386-9620
PURE UUID: 69befbba-ec07-428b-936a-490c80283046
ORCID for Sally C. Brailsford: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6665-8230

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Date deposited: 01 Aug 2006
Last modified: 01 Dec 2018 01:36

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