The rate of diabetic retinopathy (DR) is higher for Indigenous Australians than other Australians and a major cause of vision loss.
Access to regular screening is limited in rural and remote communities due to health and medical workforce shortages, and inconsistent outreach services.
Theory of Change
Increase in the number of diabetic people with access to retinal scanning
Improvement in Diabetes and Health Literacy
Increased Patient Satisfaction
Long Term Outcomes
Reduction in vision loss due to preventable retinopathy
Number of People with Diabetes Provided an Annual Retinal Check
Number of people attending education sessions held about diabetes
Patient satisfaction with access to diabetic retinopathy
8 December 2023
The CRE for Strengthening Health Systems in Remote Australia is an NMHRC funded centre of research excellence led by the Menzies School of Health Research
Quinn N, Yang F, Ryan C, Bursell SE, Keech A, Atkinson-Briggs S, Jenkins A, Brazionis L; Centre of Research Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy Study and TEAMSnet Study Groups. Screening for diabetic retinopathy and reduced vision among Indigenous Australians in Top End primary care health services: a TEAMSnet sub-study. Intern Med J. 2021 Nov;51(11):1897-1905. doi: 10.1111/imj.14971. Epub 2021 Oct 24. PMID: 33196133.