QUALITY ASSURANCE IN DIABETIC RETINAL SCREENING IN SOUTH AFRICA: A BASELINE AND FOLLOW-UP STUDY

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Abstract

Design: Observational study.

Purpose: To perform external quality assurance (EQA) on graders registered in the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa (OSSA) DR screening programme. The study hope to establish a proof of concept for this form of QA in this setting.

Methods: Graders registered on the South African Diabetic Register website were invited to participate in the study. The Scottish EQA software system was used to enable on-line grading of 100 retinal photographs. Expert UK National Health Service graders provided the consensus expert grading for the image set. The baseline study was completed in January 2014. A follow-up study in a subgroup of those that took part in 2014 was completed in December 2015.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E102-E102
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event26th Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Eye Complications Study Group (EASDec) - Manchester, UK, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 201625 Jun 2016

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