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Misdiagnosis of acute eye diseases by primary health care providers: incidence and implications

Claire L Jackson
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02439.x
Published online: 16 March 2009

To the Editor: The article by Statham and colleagues raises important issues about the accuracy of diagnosis by primary eye care providers, with all professionals in the study recording a diagnostic accuracy rate of less than 50%.1 From the general practice perspective, the authors raise a number of important contributors — lack of equipment, ophthalmological expertise and time.

  • Claire L Jackson

  • Discipline of General Practice, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.


Correspondence: c.jackson@uq.edu.au

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