Using electronic referral with digital imaging between primary and secondary ophthalmic services: a long term prospective analysis of regional service redesign

@article{Borooah2013UsingER,
  title={Using electronic referral with digital imaging between primary and secondary ophthalmic services: a long term prospective analysis of regional service redesign},
  author={Shyamanga R Borooah and Barbara L Grant and Andrew Blaikie and Caroline Styles and Shona Sutherland and Graeme Forrest and Philip S. Curry and Jan Legg and Adrian B Walker and Roshini Sanders},
  journal={Eye},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={392-397}
}
PurposeDemands on publicly funded ophthalmic services worldwide continue to increase with new treatments, waiting time targets, working time limits, and restricted budgets. These highlight the necessity to develop innovative ways of utilising existing capacity more effectively.MethodA new regional, fully electronic ophthalmic-referral service with digital imaging was trialled using existing information-technology (IT) infrastructure. Following successful pilot study, the service was rolled out… CONTINUE READING
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