Evaluation of telemedicine for screening of diabetic retinopathy in the Veterans Health Administration.

@article{Kirkizlar2013EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of telemedicine for screening of diabetic retinopathy in the Veterans Health Administration.},
  author={Eser Kirkizlar and Nicoleta Serban and Jennifer A Sisson and Julie L. Swann and C. S. Barnes and Michael D. Williams},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2013},
  volume={120 12},
  pages={
          2604-2610
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the cost-effectiveness of telemedicine for the screening of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and identify changes within the demographics of a patient population after telemedicine implementation. DESIGN A retrospective medical chart review (cohort study) was conducted. PARTICIPANTS A total of 900 type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients enrolled in a medical system with a telemedicine screening program for DR. METHODS The cost-effectiveness of the DR telemedicine program was… CONTINUE READING