Study: Hospitals No Longer Top Provider of Cataract Surgeries

Study: Hospitals No Longer Top Provider of Cataract Surgeries

The setting of many eye surgeries is shifting from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers where care may be delivered at a lower cost, more quickly and closer to home for some patients, new national data show. MORE FROM THE LAB: Sign up for our weekly newsletter The migration has been significant: Ambulatory facilities performed 73 percent of cataract surgeries in 2014. But they handled only 43.6 percent in 2001. University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center researchers revealed the increase in JAMA Ophthalmology. The study analyzed claims data for 531,325 cataract surgeries in a nationwide managed care network. “The increase in...

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