68歲或以上的Medicare Part B費用支付服務受益人中主要眼病診斷盛行率和發生率的趨勢
Ophthalmology Volume 130, Number 12, December 2023
This study aimed to examine trends in the diagnosed prevalence and incidence of age-related eye diseases, specifically age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR), and glaucoma, among Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries. The researchers analyzed annual cross-sectional data from 2005 to 2019 and also looked at the prevalence and incidence in 2020, which may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found that the diagnosed prevalence of these eye diseases increased over the study period, with AMD showing a higher prevalence in more recent years. There were also differences in prevalence and incidence rates based on demographic factors such as age, sex, race, and ethnicity. The study notes that the findings may underestimate the true population differences, as the data is based on administrative claims from patients seeking eye care. Overall, the study provides updated data on the prevalence and incidence of major chronic age-related eye diseases among Medicare beneficiaries.