Letters

Services are still patchy in Britain

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7014.1229b (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1229
  1. Andrew Wilson,
  2. Richard Baker,
  3. John Thompson
  1. Senior lecturer in general practice Director, Eli Lilly National Clinical Audit Centre Senior lecturer in ophthalmic epidemiology Faculty of Medicine, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE5 4PW

    EDITOR,--Bob Ryder emphasises the need for a screening test of adequate sensitivity and specificity in programmes to detect diabetic retinopathy,1 but this is only part of the problem. For a screening programme to be effective, high population coverage is needed, prompted by an accurate call and recall system. This …

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