TITLE

Glaucoma in the U.S. is Underdiagnosed and Overdiagnosed

PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Review of Optometry;5/15/2012, Vol. 149 Issue 5, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study conducted by researchers in the U.S. which examines the Medicare claims filed by eye care providers between 2002 to 2008. Findings reveal that clinicians are more likely to either underdiagnose or overdiagnose the forms of glaucoma. It indicates that residents in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease.
ACCESSION #
76143505

 

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