Development and evaluation of optometrist-led referral pathways in Ampang, Malaysia
Hussin, Duratul 'Ain (2016) Development and evaluation of optometrist-led referral pathways in Ampang, Malaysia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
Screening for eye diseases is currently performed by ophthalmologists in most public hospitals in Malaysia, which increases workloads for ophthalmology eye-care personnel in hospitals. Optometrists also practise at hospital eye clinics in Malaysia; however, their main role currently focuses on refractive care. This study is the first in Malaysia and Asia to investigate, from a public health context, two optometry-led service pathways for triaging referrals to the hospitals and diabetic retinopathy screening in both hospital and community care. The thesis comprehensively evaluates the optometric pathways quantitatively and qualitatively considering clinical care outcomes, patient access, satisfaction and costs.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Hendicott, Peter, Carkeet, Andrew, & Baker, Philip|
|Keywords:||Optometric services, primary eye-care, tertiary eye-care, referral pattern, health care evaluation, diagnostic tests, diabetic retinopathy screening, referral triaging, screening, diagnostic accuracy|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||07 Sep 2016 05:37|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2016 21:50|
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