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Inequities, research gaps in ophthalmology

JAMA Ophthalmology

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: This review of 75 publications examining patient inequities within the field of ophthalmology revealed substantial research gaps regarding health inequities associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, race and ethnicity—namely, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander individuals—and the role of telemedicine for rural and under-resourced areas. Future studies should examine barriers to clinical study and medical trainee recruitment as well as patient values and preference studies and investigate the implementation of telemedicine in under-resourced areas.

Authors: Christian Hemmerich, B.S., of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, is the corresponding author.

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