DSRGMR Proportion of People with Diabetes Screened
- 1 Basic Facts
- 2 Brief overview of the measure
- 3 General description=
- 4 Application and interpretation of the measure
- 5 Calculation of the measure
- 6 Appraisal of the measure
- 7 Other items
- 8 Owner details
Stage of development
Potential or current usage
Brief overview of the measure
Rationale for selection
Domain(s) of quality
Application and interpretation of the measure
Stated intent of the measure
∙ To ensure coverage of the population of people with diabetes. ∙ To determine the proportion of patients known to have diabetes who are screened regularly. ∙ To ensure there are no differences between populations (equity). ∙ To confirm that we are screening adequately. ∙ To report annually on screening coverage.
Caveats - Considerations
Level of health care delivery/setting
Stratification by vulnerable populations
Calculation of the measure
Output of calculation
∙ The number of people with diabetes who have had a retinal screen within the last two years. ∙ The number of people with diabetes who have had a retinal screen within the last three years.
- With the change to three-yearly screening, we will need to look at screening at both two and
The number of people with diabetes enrolled in a primary health organisation (PHO) who live in a district health board (DHB) region, by lead DHB on the last day of the reporting period (reported at a patient level).
- For people enrolled in a cross-boundary PHO, DHB of domicile will determine the DHB area
(reported at a patient level).
Criteria/standard for optimal performance
Method of extraction
Appraisal of the measure
This needs to be at the DHB level and assumes DHBs will get the population with diabetes from the PHO register. This is really a percentage of patients due to be screened. This is an annual reporting measure, and it depends on the enrolled population at the time of reporting. All eligible people with diabetes should be screened, however, some may be under ophthalmology care or have co-morbidities preventing screening. It is expected that at least 90 percent of the population with diabetes PWD will be screened.
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