Letters The waste in NHS sight tests

Glaucoma referral schemes could help save money in England

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3040 (Published 08 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3040
  1. David B Elliott, professor1
  1. 1Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK
  1. d.elliott1{at}bradford.ac.uk

I agree that false positive referrals to the hospital eye service in England are high.1 Recent evidence indicates that a large proportion of unnecessary referrals are due to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for glaucoma referral …

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