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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [reasons For Cataract Surgery Cancellation].
Author: Lira, R P
Nascimento, M A
Temporini, E R
Kara-José, N
Arieta, C E
Abstract: To study the reasons for cancelling cataract surgeries, and to suggest actions to improve the efficiency of patient care. A cross-sectional study was carried out in a university hospital's ophthalmology clinic of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Two hundred subjects were randomly selected. The mean age was 68+/- 11.4 years old. The reasons for cancelling surgery were: unpropitious clinical condition (23.1%); tight schedule (35.9%); and patient non-attendance (41%). Most of the reasons related to social issues and the hospital's administrative aspects.
Subject: Adult
Cataract Extraction
Cross-sectional Studies
Health Services Accessibility
Middle Aged
Quality Of Health Care
Citation: Revista De Saúde Pública. v. 35, n. 5, p. 487-9, 2001-Oct.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2001
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