Can a community optometrist-based referral refinement scheme reduce false-positive glaucoma hospital referrals without compromising quality of care? The community and hospital allied network glaucoma evaluation scheme (CHANGES)

@article{Bourne2010CanAC,
  title={Can a community optometrist-based referral refinement scheme reduce false-positive glaucoma hospital referrals without compromising quality of care? The community and hospital allied network glaucoma evaluation scheme (CHANGES)},
  author={Rupert Richard Alexander Bourne and Kimberly A. French and Lydia C Chang and Arundhati Dev Borman and Melanie Hingorani and W D Newsom},
  journal={Eye},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={881-887}
}
Background/AimsTo describe the design, activity, and quality of the referral refinement phase of a novel glaucoma shared-care scheme.MethodsEight Optometrists with a Specialist Interest in glaucoma (OSI) were trained to perform a community-based comprehensive glaucoma evaluation of low-risk glaucoma hospital referrals (only one/none of the following factors noted for either eye: abnormal optic disc, abnormal visual field, abnormal intraocular pressure (IOP; 22–28 mmHg or IOP asymmetry)) using… CONTINUE READING

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