RepresentationThis representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Referral to ophthalmologist code N ".
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|Permissible Values||1||Yes, referred to an ophthalmologist|
|2||No, not referred to an ophthalmologist|
|Supplementary Values||9||Not stated/inadequately described|
Guide for use:
Record whether or not the individual was referred to an ophthalmologist during the last 12 months.
National Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionaryComments:
An ophthalmologist is a physician specialising in diagnosing and prescribing treatment for defects, injuries and diseases of the eye, and who is skilled at delicate eye surgery.
Patients with diabetes have increased risk of developing several eye complications including retinopathy, cataract and glaucoma that may lead to loss of vision.
Regular eye checkup is important for patients suffering from diabetes mellitus. This helps to detect abnormalities early and to avoid or postpone complications.
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