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Variability in the prioritization of patients for cataract extraction.

Authors
  • García Gutiérrez, Susana1
  • Bilbao, Amaia
  • Beguiristain, Jose María
  • Navarro, Gemma
  • Martínez Tapias, Jesús
  • Blasco, Juan Antonio
  • Quintana, José María
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2010
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
107–114
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzq002
PMID: 20130015
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Allocation of cataract surgery does not appear to be correlated with the need for surgery or the likely benefit to be derived from it in the Spanish participant centres. The use of explicit and standardized priority criteria could provide a fairer, more rational way to manage waiting lists for this procedure and may help to reduce unnecessary variation on access to health care.

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