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System-level and patient-level explanations for non-attendance at diabetic retinopathy screening in Sutton and Merton (London, UK): a qualitative analysis of a service evaluation
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    To improve patients' uptake of diabetic retinopathy screening programme
    • Haoyu Wang, Medical Student
    • Other Contributors:
      • Tanveer Ahmed and Harish Thampy

    We read this article with great interest. We similarly aimed to explore barriers to patient engagement with diabetic retinopathy screening as part of a medical student service evaluation project. We explored reasons for non-attendance using a GP practice population that serves a large Asian community in Blackburn. We found that from June 2014 to June 2015, 81.2% (n=307) of the patients invited for screening attended and...

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