Cost-effectiveness of teleophthalmology in diabetic retinopathy screening

I. Van Ho*, Nitin Verma

*Corresponding author for this work

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The restraints of economic limitations necessitate a detailed, cost-effective analysis of diabetic screening programs. This is particularly applicable to rural and remote areas of Australia, because distance and lack of medical and specialty services in these areas often result in delivery of services that are not cost-effective. Diabetic retinopathy represents a significant public health burden that impacts the medical, functional, and psychological status of patients. Furthermore, ailments such as blindness that can result from diabetic retinopathy continue to create a significant economic burden on Australia. To address such fiscal concerns, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHM-RC) and the international medical community endorse regular screening for diabetic retinopathy, and prompt and appropriate treatment programs, when indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeleophthalmology
EditorsKanagasingam Yogesan, Sajeesh Kumar, Leonard Goldschmidt, Jorge Cuadros
Place of PublicationBerlin; New York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783540337140
ISBN (Print)3540243372, 9783540243373
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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