Time trends and geographical variation in cataract surgery rates in England: study of surgical workload.
BACKGROUND: Phacoemulsification, day case surgery and Action on Cataracts have increased the national capacity for cataract surgery in England. AIMS: To examine time trends and geographical variation in rates of cataract surgery, and to determine whether there is evidence of overcapacity in current levels of surgical provision. METHODS: Hospital episode statistics (HES), the hospital inpatient enquiry (HIPE) and the Oxford record linkage study (ORLS) were analysed for cataract admissions bet...Expand abstract
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