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Improving the uptake of screening for diabetic retinopathy

Jonathon Q Ng and Nigel Morlet
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (2): 69-70. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10029
Published online: 4 February 2013

The challenge is not so much what to do but how to do it

Diabetes and its myriad complications are a major public health issue.1 The prevalence of diabetes has doubled in the past 20 years to around 5.1%–7.4% of the Australian population, largely as a result of the ageing population, increasing obesity and lifestyle changes.2,3 It is estimated that the number of people worldwide with diabetes will double to 300 million by 2025.4

  • Jonathon Q Ng1
  • Nigel Morlet2

  • 1 School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Western Eye, Perth, WA.

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