Cataract surgery in hospitals and office based practices

Sigmund H, Danneskiold-Samsoe B
Record ID 31996008350
Authors' objectives:

To improve the basis for further planning of cataract surgery by comparing clinical, organizational and economic aspects of cataract surgery carried out in the hospital and in the ophthalmologist's office respectively.

Authors' results and conclusions: The study showed that 60% of the patients had to wait more than three months to have surgery. There were no essential differences concerning age and eyesight between the cataract patients in hospitals and in the ophthalmologists' offices. However, generally strong variations were found concerning indications, various patient related conditions, and the therapeutic process.
Authors' recommendations: Medical technology assessment has strongly pointed out the need for outcome measurement. Other output or dissemination activity: On the basis of the results of the assessment and a subsequent conference, a follow-up quality assurance project on cataract surgery was initiated at the end of 1992. The aim of the project was to develop and test a quality assurance system for cataract surgery.
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 1992
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Denmark
MeSH Terms
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Extraction
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
Organisation Name: Danish Institute for Health Services Research
Contact Address: DSI, PO Box 2595, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark Tel: +45 35 29 8400; Fax: +45 35 29 8499
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