Resident Compliance with the American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Pattern Guidelines for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To examine resident adherence to preferred practice pattern (PPP) guidelines set up by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for follow-up care of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients.Design: Retrospective chart review.Participants: One hundred three charts were selected for analysis from all patients with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, code of open-angle glaucoma or its related entities who underwent a follow-up evaluation between July 2, 2003, and December 15, 2004, at the resident ophthalmology clinic in the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center.Methods: Follow-up visits of POAG patients were evaluated for documentation of 19 elements in accordance to PPP guidelines.Main (Read more...)

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